The National Curriculum
The National Curriculum is set by the government and specifies:
- Which subjects should be taught
- The knowledge, skills and understanding children should achieve in each subject
- Targets — so teachers can measure how well every child is doing in every subject by set ages
- How information on children’s progress should be passed on to parents
It is split into four ‘key stages’ not including the first foundation, or reception year. Primary school consists of Key Stages (KS) 1 and 2.