Monday, 18 June 2012

Draft Primary Curriculum Published

The Department for Education has published the new draft National Curriculum for primary schools.

The curriculum places a new importance on oracy, including memorising and reciting poetry from age five. Phonics and grammar also play a big part, including lists of words pupils should be able to spell by a given age. This is a curriculum criticised from some quarters for being overly prescriptive in particular areas.

However, if you want to take have your say on the new proposals (there are arguments for and against them; I'm yet to digest the whole thing), The Literacy Trust's Network Adviser Judy Clark discusses the important points in her blog and they also ask for your views in a survey.

The Department for Education will formally consult on the curriculum later in the year, so do your research and have your voice heard now, before the final programmes are introduced in primary schools from September 2014. Read more about the proposals.

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