The National Curriculum in England (September 2014)
The National Curriculum provides pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge that they need to be educated citizens. It introduces pupils to the best that has been thought and said; and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.
The National Curriculum is just one element in the education of every child. There is time and space in the school day and in each week, term and year to range beyond the National Curriculum specifications. The National Curriculum Provides an outline of core knowledge around which teachers can develop exciting and stimulating lessons to promote the development of pupils’ knowledge, understanding and skills as part of the wider school curriculum.
Key stage 1 (Year 1 and Year 2).
Compulsory National Curriculum subjects at primary school (including infant schools) are:
Design and Technology
Art and Design
Physical Education (PE),
Schools must also teach Religious Education (RE) but parents can ask for their children to be taken out of the whole lesson or part of it. Provision for Personal, Social and Health Education is also part of the school’s provision.