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Ks1 and ks2 curriculum in full

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bumbly Mon 21-Oct-13 22:19:27

Peaee where could I obtain a copy? Book available?

Do not know some answers to my child's homework as I was taught so differently...need a full curriculum to help..where could I get one?


Yogurthoney Mon 21-Oct-13 22:27:14

you can use it for 2 weeks for 1 pound only. Be quick to copy everthing down and remember to unsubsribe it. They are very punctual to take the money from your account! . After 14 days I think it is 8 pounds per month.

bumbly Mon 21-Oct-13 22:30:29

Thank you.. Had a quick scan.....that seems to have questions...I just need a full "what they should know" ...don't need worksheets or tests just what they should that there too?

Thanks anyway as didn't know site at all!


Hedgepig Mon 21-Oct-13 22:38:56

Does this help ? It's changing in 2014 though

bumbly Mon 21-Oct-13 22:42:15

Again just a list of topics..but no detail within just says 3d shapes..but not detail of 3d shapes...

Hope am making sense!


Yogurthoney Mon 21-Oct-13 22:45:00

yes , if you register as a parent, you can go in each year group which is divided into maths, english and science. In each subject, it has a list of areas that needed to be taught in that year. It has a page of explanation (i guess that is what you are after) followed by the worksheets. I copy a page for you here: (Is it ilegal???)

year one maths, numbers on the back are the topics inside



Number and the Number System

Number names & order


Number sequences




Number writing and reading


Know what each digit in a number represents


Comparing and ordering numbers


Estimation and approximation



Addition and related vocabulary


Subtraction and related vocabulary


Units of measure, Measure and compare

Vocabulary related to length, mass and capacity


Common 3-D and 2-D shapes


Vocabulary related to time


Solving Problems

Number operations


Generalise in regard to numbers and shapes


Solve word problems


Handling Data

Practice data handling and manipulation

bumbly Tue 22-Oct-13 08:08:53

Ok will look...wonder if there is any free resources too with full curriculum details...

This would great help in helping my child as I really don't know what et are teaching them at school n all the various subjects.

ClayDavis Tue 22-Oct-13 09:00:38

Current national curriculum

New national curriculum for 2014 (or this year if in year 3 or 4 I think).

These are the only two statutory documents about what needs to be taught. Everything else is up to individual schools. I think what you are looking for is not the curriculum but something that explains it in detail to parents.

What year group are you looking for? Do you have a specific question or area that you need help with or is it more general?

PastSellByDate Tue 22-Oct-13 10:09:52

Hi bumbly:

The draft national curriculum documents for KS1 - KS2 by subject are at the right hand side of this website:

just scroll down and chose mathematics, english or science. This will give you a brief summary of what should be taught by year.

From 2014/ 2015 academic year - we should be working to the new national curriculum, but the finalised programmes of study have yet to be made publically available (I'd imagine in late winter/ early spring they'll roll them out).


Tiggles Tue 22-Oct-13 10:12:58

is this what you are looking for? It relates to Wales so will be a bit different. Shows how to teach different lessons on different numeracy topics

curlew Tue 22-Oct-13 10:14:50

Why not ask the school? Bear in mind that they may not be sticking to the curriculum to th letter, and different teachers have different ways.

mrz Tue 22-Oct-13 18:24:20

The National Curriculum says what should be taught not how so I'm afraid you aren't the only people who can tell you how your child's school teaches specific content is the teachers.

Michaelahpurple Wed 23-Oct-13 10:49:45

And buy maths for mums and dads by eastaway - covers all the maths teaching methods you won't know

PastSellByDate Wed 23-Oct-13 13:30:11

mrz's post raised an alternative interpretation of the OP's original question - I thought bumbly was asking in terms of not understanding what is taught when - didn't really twig it could also mean how things are taught.

Some good free web sites with explanation:

A Maths Dictionary for kids: - helps define terminology & explain methods - also lots of lovely maths charts

Cool Maths 4 kids - has games & does provide explanation of how to do things. - just search out area you need further explanation/ examples in.

Also nice tips for parents in terms of supporting maths homework at home:

Games for practice for your DC:

Cool Maths 4 kids:

Woodlands Junior School Maths Zone: - this won't explain to you how to teach your child/ but it is full of video games to help your child by topic. I tend to try out the games myself to work out if I feel they'll be too easy or too difficult for my DDs.

math champs: - has math games set up by age bands (5 - 7, 7 - 9 and 9 - 11). It can be a bit disheartening going back to a section which is for slightly younger kids (e.g. times tables spread throughout 3 areas) - but lots of great practice and good fun.

BBC Bitesize - either KS1 or KS2 - also have maths games & review of how to do things -

BBC Bitesize KS1: - this will probably be challenging for Y1 and more suitable for Y2.

BBC Bitesize KS2: - this could be challenging Y3/ Y4 - and more suitable Y5, definitely Y6.

Finally - don't underestimate the power of a search engine - type in 'what does [insert maths term] mean' or 'How do you [insert maths term]' and see what comes up. There are tons of videos now. I'd advise reading through/ previewing - to judge which you feel explains it best - but search engines really do make life as a parent so much easier!


PastSellByDate Wed 23-Oct-13 13:35:10

Forgot to say many schools have numeracy policies which explain how they will teach main maths calculations: addition/ subtraction/ multiplication/ division & when.

Often schools will prepare maths targets for parent/ teacher evenings - sometimes even booklets explaining what will be covered this term/ year.

Finally - many schools offer maths days/ workshops where parents can come and learn more about maths in whatever year, get some ideas on what to do at home and can ask questions.

If your school isn't or hasn't said something - maybe just ask if they are planning to.


thechandra Wed 23-Oct-13 14:14:32

Does this mean what I think it means? That there is effectively no national curriculum for a year and then it will start again next year after schools have doen whatever they want for a year? The gov website says for English (and Maths and I think most subjects) :

"The current national curriculum programmes of study for English at key stages 1 and 2 have been disapplied with effect from 1 September 2013 for pupils in years 3 and 4 and are no longer statutory in relation to those year groups.

This means that schools are free to develop their own curriculums for English that best meet the needs of their pupils, in preparation for the introduction of the new national curriculum from September 2014. Further details are available via the link on this page."

mrz Wed 23-Oct-13 17:38:19

The OP said they don't know how to help their child as they were taught differently ... method ?

mrz Wed 23-Oct-13 17:41:21

no thechandra it doesn't mean there isn't a national curriculum for a year. In Y1,2,5 &6 we must continue to follow the current national curriculum but in Y3 & 4 (only)schools may choose to follow the new curriculum instead

Wellthen Wed 23-Oct-13 19:02:37

What were the questions OP? Perhaps we can help.

Feenie Wed 23-Oct-13 19:13:05

From 2014/ 2015 academic year - we should be working to the new national curriculum

Nope - Y2 and Y6 still won't have to until Sept 2015.

toomuchicecream Wed 23-Oct-13 19:36:16

I say you should ask the school too - the teacher will know what and how she is teaching, and I'm sure will be happy to talk to you.

mrz Thu 24-Oct-13 18:35:18

but the finalised programmes of study have yet to be made publically available

no it's been available online for a few weeks

Teachers should note that in the 2014 to 2015 academic year, pupils in years 2 and 6 should be taught the current programmes of study in English, mathematics and science. These pupils will sit the current key stage 1 and 2 tests respectively. New tests will be available from 2016.

juliawake Fri 25-Oct-13 17:39:38

We use School Explained - think it's a new site but it does just that, loads of really detailed advice from actual teachers, and you can even ask questions. Expensive, but worth it!

BlackeyedSusan Fri 25-Oct-13 18:09:24

feenie and mrz are gold mine of info yet again. thanks!

As far as I can see, one has started the new national curriculum having gone into year 3 and the other will keep doing the old until the end of year two.

school are implementing it all in a weird way though. sure it will all make sense in the end.

bumbly Sat 26-Oct-13 21:35:54

Hello thanks to all for all these posts...will def have a look at some of the sites suggested!

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