The national curriculum is a set of subjects and standards used by primary and secondary schools so children learn the same things. It covers what subjects are taught and the standards children should reach in each subject.
Other types of school like academies and private schools don’t have to follow the national curriculum. Academies must teach a broad and balanced curriculum including English, maths and science. They must also teach religious education.
At Tarleton Holy Trinity CE Primary School, we follow the Lancashire Curriculum, which the local Education Authority published in response to the changes made to the National Curriculum in 2014. We have made some slight changes to the Lancashire Curriculum so that the topic areas reflect our unique school and the times of the year.
All our Curriculum Maps and Topic Letters can be viewed by ‘clicking’ on the links below:
Primary School Key stages
The national curriculum is organised into blocks of years called ‘key stages’ (KS). At the end of each key stage, the teacher will formally assess your child’s performance.
|3 to 4||Early years|
|4 to 5||Reception||Early years||Teacher assessments (there’s also an optional assessment at the start of the year)|
|5 to 6||Year 1||KS1||Phonics screening check|
|6 to 7||Year 2||KS1||National tests and teacher assessments in English, maths and science
Catch up phonics screening check
|7 to 8||Year 3||KS2|
|8 to 9||Year 4||KS2|
|9 to 10||Year 5||KS2|
|10 to 11||Year 6||KS2||National tests and teacher assessments in English (Reading and GPS) and maths, and teacher assessments in writing science|