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Core Knowledge curriculum (ks1 - 2)

Discussion in 'Independent' started by ninek, Apr 11, 2017.

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  1. ninek

    ninek New commenter

    Can anyone share their experience/knowledge of this curriculum (a local school that is advertising at the moment uses this curriculum). I know that it has some popularity in the USA, especially with home-schoolers, however I have not seen it much over here. So far I know that there is a strong emphasis on knowledge as opposed to skills and I know that there are books that set out in detail what should be taught in each year group. This is very different from what I am used to (i.e. national curriculum and international primary curriculum).

    Any views would be appreciated.
     
  2. Camokidmommy

    Camokidmommy Established commenter

    I occasionally dip into it but only when I'm feeling slightly uninspired. Not the most exciting stuff but as with many things it can be a starting point.
     
  3. ninek

    ninek New commenter

    Yes I can see it being useful as a starting point. I would just be worried about a school following it to the letter.
     
  4. Camokidmommy

    Camokidmommy Established commenter

    If you google 'core knowledge .......' You can see some of what they provide. I would also be reluctant to use it as a complete scheme. But I am reluctant to use anything as a complete scheme without modifying.

    Could you visit the school if you are thinking of applying and ask relevant questions?
     

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