New Curriculum Starting in September 2014

A challenging new curriculum has been implemented for the start of this new teaching year that could see pupils completing tougher tasks that will hopefully help to develop their Maths, English and computing skills. This will not affect children going into Year 2 and 6 as they will be sitting their national tests at the end of the year. The rewritten curriculum is a nationwide change affecting both key stage 1 teachers and teaching assistants and pupils, that hopes to challenge pupils and prepare them for life in modern Britain.
fraction-300x270 (1)Changes include children from ages 5 – 14 will be taught computer programming, a foreign secondary language will be compulsory at primary school and the use of calculators on tests may be phased out for 11 year olds.

A spokesman said that the aim was for ‘all children to learn the core knowledge in key subjects, which are the ones that both universities and employers value the most’.

However, The Association of Teachers and Lecturers have expressed concerns that many of its members feel their schools are not fully prepared to teach the newly implemented curriculum.

Will this change be for the better? Or are we trying to force too much on our children from a younger age?

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