Primary National Curriculum
The new Primary National Curriculum has been launched - and there is a clear emphasis throughout on the importance of memory.
In every area, at every age, children now need a range of memory skills to reach their full potential and make the most of all the learning opportunities on offer.
In literacy lessons there are poems to perform from memory; lists of prescribed spellings to memorize; technical terms for increasingly complex features of language to remember and use well.
In maths, children must now master specific written calculation strategies as well as developing quick and flexible mental methods.
Children need to be able to recall key geographical and historical facts.
Older children are required to learn a foreign language.
And mastering the technical demands of computer coding is just one of the many ways in which children's memory skills are being challenged like never before.
The Junior Memory Championship trains primary-school children to be confident in a range of conscious, practical, exciting and effective memory skills. It introduces them to ways of remembering that have been around for centuries: powerful strategies that can be applied to every area of the new curriculum. Combining logical and creative thinking skills, these techniques help children to engage with learning in new ways, connecting different areas of knowledge and understanding and demonstrating their abilities with confidence and flair.
The new Primary National Curriculum challenges children to know more, understand more, compare, connect, invent, apply, perfect, evaluate… In every area, expectations have been raised.
So do your children have the learning skills - in particular, the memory skills - to meet those expectations?
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