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National Curriculum

Understanding the arts

Importance

The arts are a source of inspiration, enjoyment and fulfilment. They provide contexts in which children learn to express their thoughts and emotions, use their imaginations, experiment and develop creativity.

Programmes of learning

Programmes of learning set out the content of an area of learning – the knowledge, skills and understanding that children will learn. All programmes of learning share a common format, which helps schools with curriculum design and planning.

Guidance about a fresh approach to ICT across the curriculum

Information and an interactive tool to help you design your curriculum

Skills and qualities for success in learning and life

Principles and information to help schools develop approaches to assessing  progress

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