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The National Curriculum is designed to be more challenging than previous guidelines and focussed on essential core subject knowledge and skills such as essay writing and computer programming.


There is a strong emphasis on vocabulary development, grammar, punctuation and spelling. Handwriting whilst not assessed is expected to be legible. Children will be taught debating and presenting skills to develop their spoken English.


In maths there is a general expansion of knowledge in each Key Stage as children will be expected to master more skills and extend their current learning. Calculators will not be introduced until near the end of KS2, to encourage mental arithmetic.


There will be more emphasis on scientific knowledge and language.


Computing replaces Information and Communication Technology (ICT), with a greater focus on programming rather than on operating programs.