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All maintained primary schools in England are required to follow the National Curriculum set by the Department for Education. The National Curriculum sets out both programmes of study (the broad areas pupils should learn) and descriptions of the attainment levels they should reach.
The National Curriculum
From September 2014 the primary school curriculum underwent a complete overhaul.
Assessment without Levels
Why the change? The main goal is to raise standards. Although the new curriculum is intended to be more challenging, the content is actually lighter than the current curriculum, focusing on essential core subject knowledge and skills such as essay writing and computer programming.
What's changed? To find out what has changed and what this means for you and your child we recommend reading the following informative article on the theschoolrun.com website:
"The 2014 national curriculum: what primary school parents need to know"
The Key Stages: Primary school year groups in England can be classified as follows:
> Early Years Foundation Stage – Nursery and Reception – ages 3 to 5
> Key Stage 1 – Years 1 and 2 – ages 5 to 7
> Key Stage 2 – Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 – ages 7 to 11
More detailed information regarding the NEW primary national curriculum on the DfE website, below:
General information about the National Curriculum:
National curriculum in England: Framework for key stages 1 to 4
Closing the gap with the new primary national curriculum:
In addition, we will also be publishing further information about the national curriculum and how it has been specifically implemented at our school below: