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Schools Get A Curriculum Shake Up

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3:57pm 22nd September 2014
(Updated 3:57pm 22nd September 2014)

As the new school year starts in Cornwall, so does the curriculum shake-up.

Primary children will now learn about things like money saving and internet safety from the age of five.

It comes as the government wants to raise standards, with the UK slipping down pupil assessment league tables.

Truro financial expert David Hughs reckons teaching about money could be tricky: "How do you make that interesting because most people find that terribly boring. It has to be engaging but it is important because to start young would be good but how do you start and where do you start and how do you make it exciting?

"We used to do things like create a school tuck shop where people could buy and sell things. Those kind of simple things are important and how to balance some books and how to make sure that you spend less and save more."

So would you know what to do if you child want help with their coding homework?

That topic is among the new lessons.

It means they will have to learn about stuff like algorithms from the age of seven.

Parents in Stratton have been some of the first to get their own adult education classes.

Ian Barnes is a family learning tutor: "I think the logic is that in the future, they may be better equipped to get into better jobs so it's probably going to be good for them. Not for all children but for a lot children, it will help them to go for a better career.

"It sounds scary; it's not. It's actually great fun. The parents are actually slightly ahead of the children on this one. They go home and work in the evenings together in a great way, do some homework together and the parents are helping the children to improve."

Ian can be contacted on 01872 327520.

3:57pm 22nd September 2014

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