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The National Curriculum

What is the national curriculum?

The national curriculum provides all pupils in England with an introduction to the essential knowledge that the government considers is needed for children to become 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 provides an outline of core knowledge around which teachers develop rich and stimulating lessons to promote the development of pupils’ knowledge, understanding and skills as part of the wider school curriculum.


Please click on the subjects below to read the programmes of study for each year group. For a closer look at what our Berkswich curriculum looks like in practice, please click on the ‘Explore our subjects’ tab from the home page. To find out more about how we have all worked together to shape our children’s learning to best meet their needs now and in the future, please click on the ‘Curriculum Intent’ tab.