The new National Curriculum will be taught in all maintained primary schools from September 2014. The statutory requirement from 1st September 2014 is for maintained schools to teach relevant National Curriculum Programmes of Study by the end of the Key Stage. Schools can therefore teach the elements in the programmes of study in any order, even where they are written for separate year groups.
For Years One, Three, Four and Five, the new National Curriculum will be taught in all Core and Foundation subjects. In Year Two and Year Six, the old National Curriculum will be taught in the core subjects and the new National Curriculum will be taught in the Foundation subjects. The children in these year groups will be assessed at the end of the year in the core subjects, English, Maths and Science and this information will be reported to the DfE.
From September 2015 onwards, all year groups will be taught the new national curriculum in all subjects.