The national curriculum primary programmes of study and attainment targets for key stages 1 and 2.
This is the statutory primary national curriculum, including programmes of study and attainment targets for all subjects at key stages 1 and 2, except languages which are only studied at key stage 2.
These must be taught in all local-authority-maintained primary schools in England from September 2014.
The statutory primary national curriculum is issued by law; you must follow it unless there is a good reason not to.
The individual programmes of study for key stages 1 and 2 are also available for each subject:
- art and design
- design and technology
- languages (key stage 2 only)
- physical education
Teachers should note that in the 2014 to 2015 academic year, pupils in years 2 and 6 should be taught the pre-2014 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.
Further information about the pre-2014 primary curriculum is available on the National Archives.
Schools are not required by law to teach the example content in [square brackets] or the content indicated as being ‘non-statutory’.