The new Primary National Curriculum became statutory from September 2014, stating that it "provides pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge that they need to be educated citizens. It introduces pupils to the best that has been thought and said; and helps to engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement."
To ensure we provide such an introduction to 'essential knowledge', we responded with a curriculum that places a focus on learning key facts. However, we also want to hold on to our belief that learning should be hands-on, engaging and enjoyable. With this in mind we have introduced our 'Connected Curriculum'. Subjects may be taught individually or may when appropriate be linked together in a Connected Curriculum Project block , usually for 1 to 4 weeks .Children will learn the essential facts in a number of ways, including research trips, visitors and teacher explanations. They may then celebrate share and present their newly acquired knowledge in different ways, from multimedia, models and drama to dance and ICT presentations. Within this, we link to maths and English, looking for writing opportunities across the curriculum where this would be of benefit for both subjects.
For further information about the National Curriculum please click on this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum.
Find out what is planned for your child's year group by clicking on the appropriate link on the previous page. You will see that subjects are blocked into one, two or three weeks of learning, although English and Maths can link, they don't necessarily have to if it's not helpful to a child's learning: