THE KINGSTON CURRICULUM
At Kingston Primary School we are committed to providing our pupils with a vibrant, engaging and creative curriculum which incorporates all of the essential skills to ensure success in every aspect of education and life. We use exciting and current themes as the vehicle to deliver the 2014 New Curriculum. Teachers carefully choose themes they know will capture their pupils’ attention and engage them in learning. Our curriculum is therefore very much alive and continually changing depending on the interests of the children in our classes. Each theme always incorporates a memorable event in the form of a class trip, visits from people with experience of our theme or travelling theatre groups. Examples of current and previous themes we have covered in our curriculum are:
- The Titanic
- CSI crime investigation
- Come dine with us
- The film industry
Throughout our curriculum we have an eye on an end result: skilled, articulate, strong and well mannered young people who are able to lead happy, successful lives and can influence others to do the same. We teach our pupils to have a ‘growth mindset’ which means that they take on challenges, aim high and aren’t afraid to make mistakes as they know this is how they learn.
The New Curriculum at Kingston Primary School
The National Curriculum 2014 has been introduced in England. The new curriculum will now be taught to all children in Y1,Y3,Y4 and Y5. All chilldren in England, currently in Y2 and Y6, will still be taught the old curriculum in English, Maths and Science for this academic year and will be tested on their knowledge from this curriculum. From September 2015 all children will be taught all subjects from the new currlculum.
Why the big curriculum change?
The main aim is to raise standards. Although the new curriculum is intended to be more challenging, the content is actually slimmer than the current curriculum, focusing on essential core subject knowledge and skills such as essay writing and computer programming.
The information below summarises the main changes in the core subjects.
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