This Review has tried to capture the distinctiveness of the primary phase. The curriculum that primary children are offered must enable them to enjoy this unique stage of childhood, inspire learning and develop the knowledge, skills and understanding which are the building blocks for secondary education and later life.
The final report was published on 30 April 2009. It also includes the proposed programmes of learning that would make up a new curriculum and the Essentials for Learning and Life that will be developed throughout the curriculum. The Review has sought to reduce prescription and content so that schools have greater flexibility to shape how it is taught and to supplement it to meet local circumstances and pupils’ individual needs.
The Review has sought to address two central questions:
The key features of the primary curriculum put forward by this Review are: