Saint Raphael's Catholic Primary School

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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.

Forest School At St. Raphael's Catholic Primary School

The children are really enjoying our new Forest School area where they explore, investigate and learn in their wonderful 'outdoor classroom' !!