Design & technology
- Afforded greater importance under the new curriculum, setting children on the path to becoming the designers and engineers of the future;
- More sophisticated use of design equipment such as electronics and robotics;
- In KS2, children will learn about how key events and individuals in design and technology have shaped the world.
- Computing replaces Information and Communication Technology (ICT), with a greater focus on programming rather than on operating programs;
- From age five, children will learn to write and test simple programs, and to organise, store and retrieve data;
- From seven, they will be taught to understand computer networks, including the internet;
- Internet safety – will be taught in primary schools, previously it was only taught from 11-16.
- A modern foreign language or ancient language (Latin or Greek) will be mandatory in KS2; previously it was not statutory,
- Children will be expected to master basic grammar and accurate pronunciation and to converse, present, read and write in the language.