The National Curriculum for Years 1-6

The current National Curriculum for Years 1 to 6 was introduced in September 2014. This new curriculum is broader in its scope and also more challenging. More complex concepts and learning is now being introduced to children earlier on in their learning than was the case with the previous curriculum.

At the centre of the curriculum are core subjects: English, Mathematics and Science.

To make the aims and objectives for the curriculum clearer, we have created an ‘Aims and Objectives’ document for English, Mathematics and Science. To read the aims and objectives for English, Mathematics and Science, please click on the link below:

English, Mathematics and Science ‘Aims and Objectives’ National Curriculum 2014

To make curriculum ‘content’ and specific information about how the curriculum is organised at West Jesmond Primary for English, Maths and Science clearer, we have created the curriculum maps below which provide a useful overview across both Key Stage 1 (5-7) and Key Stage 2 (7-11)

English,Maths and Science Curriculum Map KS1 (Ages 5-7)

English, Maths and Science Curriculum Map KS2 (Ages 7-11)

To read the full programmes of study, for individual year groups and key stages, published by the Department of Education, for the National Curriculum please click upon the links below:

English Programme of Study 2014

Mathematics Programme of Study 2014

Science Programme of Study 2014

Alongside core subjects children are taught programmes of study for Foundation subjects: (Art & Design, Design Technology, Computing (formerly known as Information Technology), Music, History, Geography and Physical Education.

To make the aims and objectives of these Foundation subjects clearer we have created the following ‘Aims and Objectives’ document. This can be read by clicking on the link below:

Foundation subjects ‘Aims and Objectives’ National Curriculum 2014

The Curriculum Maps below set out learning ‘content’ across Key Stage 1 (5-7) and Key Stage 2 (7-11). Curriculum content is covered during a key stage or in specific year groups.

Foundation subjects Curriculum Map KS1 (Ages 5-7)
Foundation subjects Curriculum Map KS2 (Ages 7-11)

To read a guide for parents to the new national curriculum 2014 please click the link below.

 A guide for parents to the new national curriculum 2014

To read the 2014 Curriculum in its entirety please click upon the link below:

National Curriculum 2014