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National Curriculum

Scientific and technological understanding

Importance

Children live in an age of fast-moving science and design and technology. This area of learning is fundamental to exploring, understanding and influencing the natural and made worlds in which we live. It offers a wealth of experiences and ideas that encourage children's natural curiosity and creativity, inspiring awe and wonder. Science supports the development of technology and advances in technology lead to new scientific discoveries, shaping how we live safe and healthy lives in our rapidly changing society.

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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