The revised National Curriculum was introduced in 2008. Simply, it consists of:
Core Subjects- English, Welsh, Mathematics, Science.
Foundation Subjects- Geography, History, PE, Design and Technology, RE, Art and ICT.
Literacy and Numeracy Framework
The National Literacy and Numeracy Framework (LNF) is designed to help teachers embed literacy and numeracy into all subjects for learners aged 5 to 14.
The LNF sets the skills we expect learners to develop. Within literacy we expect learners to become accomplished in:
- oracy across the curriculum
- reading across the curriculum
- writing across the curriculum.
Within numeracy we expect learners to become accomplished in:
- developing numerical reasoning
- using number skills
- using measuring skills
- using data skills.
Digital Competence Framework
The Framework encapsulates the skills that will help learners thrive in an increasingly digital world.
Digital competence is one of 3 cross-curricular responsibilities, alongside literacy and numeracy. It focuses on developing digital skills which can be applied to a wide range of subjects and scenarios.
The Framework, which has been developed by practitioners from Pioneer Schools, supported by external experts, has 4 strands of equal importance, each with a number of elements.
- Citizenship – which includes:
- Identity, image and reputation
- Health and well-being
- Digital rights, licensing and ownership
- Online behaviour and cyberbullying.
- Interacting and collaborating – which includes:
- Storing and sharing.
- Producing – which includes:
- Planning, sourcing and searching
- Evaluating and improving.
- Data and computational thinking – which includes:
- Problem solving and modelling
- Data and information literacy.
Priority is given to the 'core' subjects within the National Curriculum - Welsh, English, Mathematics and Science. I.C.T. is integrated and used appropriately.
Appropriate elements of the remaining 'Foundation' subjects - History, Geography, Technology, Music, Art and Physical Education are then fully integrated into our timetable and themes.
In order to show the progress made by each pupil at each stage of the National Curriculum, the teachers will maintain a record of the work completed and the levels reached. These records will provide essential information for teachers, parents and other schools.
National Curriculum assessments will consist of one element: Teacher Assessment.
End of Key Stage assessments will be in the child's last term in the Foundation Phase and his/her final term in the Junior Department (Year 6).