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The school curriculum

The school curriculum

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The new computing curriculum – some thoughts I wrote recently about the new draft National Curriculum in general, which shows a quite distinct shift from skills to knowledge, but perhaps not quite so far as understanding. Looking now at the new computing curriculum, knowledge certainly takes us in the right direction. I’m sure one of the reasons why ICT has been such a poor experience for so many (pupils and teachers) is that we’ve focussed far too much over the years on developing a set of skills, and not a knowledge of how technology works, less still an understanding of the principles of computation, digital media or information systems. The skills have been easy enough for many to pick up, but without a more encompassing understanding they tend to be tied rather too closely to particular technologies, resulting to some extent in a learned incompetence, the separation between users and developers and the choice between program, or be programmed . Honestly, I’m pretty ambivalent about the name.

Year 1 literacy planning * Where the unit title is asterisked, detailed planning exemplification is available. ** Numbers of weeks identified for each unit are suggestions only The combined content of these units, together with continuous and discrete work at word and sentence level, carries the learning that children can be expected to achieve in Year 1. Useful KS3 Science Links - Resources for Teachers - Sites that cover all topics BBC Bitesize Complete revision for KS3 SATs. The site contains revision information and tests/questions for the pupils to try. It is probably best given to the pupils to look at in their own time (either at home or in the library), or used for research for class projects.

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Draft national curriculum programmes of study Earlier this year the department published proposals to reform the national curriculum so that it is slimmer, focused on essential subject knowledge and which, especially in the core subjects of English, mathematics and science, compares favourably with the curriculums taught in the most successful education jurisdictions in the world. Since then we have conducted a public consultation on those proposals and have given careful consideration to the views of those individuals and organisations that responded. As a result, we have made a number of revisions to the national curriculum framework document and the draft programmes of study. You can now view the government’s formal response to the consultation exercise, and the summary report of responses. You can find the new framework document and programmes of study, along with the consultation document on the legislative Order for the new national curriculum and details of how to respond on the consultation page on GOV.UK.

Progression Pathways Assessment Framework KS1 (Y1) to KS3 (Y9) Progression Pathways Assessment Framework KS1 (Y1) to KS3 (Y9) last edited Apr 18 2014 by Mark Dorling Full description: The purpose of the Progression Pathways Assessment Framework is to support teachers in assessing their pupils’ progress in computing. Key Stage 2 writing moderation in 2012 Local authorities Local authorities are responsible for organising moderation visits for key stage 2 writing. The guidance available from this page outlines their role and responsibilities. Local authorities must notify schools of the dates for their moderation visits during the final week of the spring term. Moderation visits must be completed by the end of the summer term.

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