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Provisional Units for New History Curriculum

This curriculum table was created by Luke Graham

Available to download as a:
Word Document
or a PDF

Posted in History, KS1, KS2

Comparing new PoS to 2006 framework for Literacy

These documents draw comparisons between the objectives listed in the 2006 primary framework for Literacy and the 2014 National Curriculum. Each year group’s document contains an ‘at-a-glance’ view of what’s been removed and what’s been added, followed by a breakdown

Posted in Core Subjects, English, KS1, KS2

Art & Design

Click here to read this blog as a Word Document Click here to read this blog as a Pdf The art and design programmes of study have been noticeably reduced in the new curriculum. However, the aims and purposes remain

Posted in Art, Foundation Subjects, KS1, KS2

Design & Technology

At primary level, both KS1 and KS2 the design and technology curriculum has hardly changed in any meaningful way. There is a small change at KS2 where students are now required to communicate using a specific list of methods, see below.

Posted in Design & Technology, KS1, KS2

Geography: Comparing C2000 & C2014 – KS 2

On analysis it is clear the emphasis in the primary Geography curriculum has shifted noticeably from developing enquiry skills to acquiring geographical knowledge. Although students are still required to develop practical skills in fieldwork, compass reading and map reading, they are no longer explicitly required to ask geographical questions, analyse evidence or draw conclusions.

Posted in Geography, KS2

Science: Comparing C2000 & C2014 – KS 2

The new curriculum for KS.2 is divided into three sections. The first two can be analysed alongside the aims and objectives of SC1: Scientific Enquiry in the old curriculum (see Table 1). The third section – Programmes of Study (see Table 2) – can be compared directly with the old PoS.

Posted in KS2, Science

History: Comparing C2000 & C2014

The history programmes of study have been the most controversial aspect of the curriculum review process. The current draft document, which is likely to become law in August with some minor revisions, is very different from the draft history curriculum published in February. These changes are likely to be welcomed by primary school teachers. In reviewing the changes from the current National Curriculum, published in 2000, I’ve found it useful, in terms of trying to understand the differences and implications for planning and teaching, to examine both programmes of study side-by-side.

Posted in Foundation Subjects, History, KS1, KS2