Topic: NC specifications

The 2014 National Curriculum Specifications are broken down by year and section to be easily navigable. This section also has links to Department of Education (DfE) information regarding forthcoming and published GPaS (SPaG) tests.

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National Curriculum KS2 Y3 & Y4: Word Reading

Statutory requirements

Pupils should be taught to:

National Curriculum KS2 Y5 & Y6

By the beginning of year 5, pupils should be able to read aloud a wider range of poetry and books written at an age-appropriate interest level with accuracy and at a reasonable speaking pace. They should be able to read most words effortlessly and to work out how to pronounce unfamiliar written words with increasing automaticity. If the pronunciation sounds unfamiliar, they should ask for help in determining both the meaning of the word and how to pronounce it correctly.

National Curriculum KS2 Y5 & Y6: Composition

Statutory requirements

Pupils should be taught to:

National Curriculum KS2 Y5 & Y6: Handwriting

Statutory requirements

Pupils should be taught to:

National Curriculum KS2 Y5 & Y6: Reading Comprehension

Statutory requirements

Pupils should be taught to:

National Curriculum KS2 Y5 & Y6: Spelling

Statutory requirements

Pupils should be taught to:

National Curriculum KS2 Y5 & Y6: Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

Statutory requirements

Pupils should be taught to:

National Curriculum KS2 Y5 & Y6: Word Reading

Statutory requirements

Pupils should be taught to:

National Curriculum KS3: Reading

Pupils should be taught to:

National Curriculum KS3: Spoken English

Pupils should be taught to:

National Curriculum KS3: Writing

Pupils should be taught to:

National Curriculum KS4: Reading

Pupils should be taught to:

National Curriculum KS4: Spoken English

Pupils should be taught to:

National Curriculum KS4: Writing

Pupils should be taught to:

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