The National Curriculum
In 2013 the government announced plans to overhaul the national curriculum. For most children, these changes will take effect from September 2014, but children in Years 2 and 6 will follow the existing programmes of study in English, Maths and Science until September 2015.
Although the new curriculum is intended to be more challenging, the content is actually slimmer than the current curriculum, focusing on essential core subject knowledge and skills such as essay writing and computer programming. It also follows on from similar curriculum revamps in Scotland and Wales, which were implemented in 2010 and 2008 respectively and have a similar focus on excellence and core skills.
The main changes in the new curriculum are summarised here: Overview of Curriculum Changes
Here you can access the new national document in its entirety: Primary National Curriculum
The New Curriculum at Lakes Primary School
At Lakes Primary School, we have been working very hard to produce a curriculum which not only meets, but enhances the requirements of the new National Curriculum.
Here you will find a brief overview of the themes that will be covered in each key stage for the academic year 2019-2020: Curriculum Themes and Coverage 2019-2020
Here you will find a brief overview of the themes that will be covered in each key stage for the academic year 2020-2021: Curriculum Themes 2020-2021
These themes form our school curriculum which runs as part of a two year rolling programme.
More detailed information will be provided in our curriculum newsletters, which will continue to be sent out to you.
We use a range of materials to support with the teaching of phonics and reading and do not rely on one specific scheme. Staff will be happy to share their expertise if you have any questions.
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
The curriculum for pupils in Nursery and Reception remains the same. It covers 7 areas of learning development. Children should mostly develop the 3 prime areas first, as these are the skills most essential for healthy development and future learning.
- Communication and language (speaking and listening)
- Physical development (PE and large scale play) – (mapping for KS1 & KS2 are available for viewing/download below)
- Personal, social and emotional development
As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas:
- Literacy (Reading and Writing)
- Understanding the world (Science, ICT, History, Geography and RE)
- Expressive arts and design (Art, Music, Dance and Design Technology)
To find out more about these areas of learning visit Foundation Years website
You can find out further information on the School Curriculum from downloading the documents from the table below.
|Overview of Curriculum Changes||Download|
|Primary National Curriculum||Download|
|Curriculum Themes and Coverage 2019-2020||Download|
|Curriculum Themes 2020-2021||Download|
|Lakes PE Map Year 1 2019-2020||Download|
|Lakes PE Map Year 2 2019-2020||Download|
|Lakes PE Map Year 3&4 2019-2020||Download|
|Lakes PE Map Year 5&6 2019 – 2020||Download|