Welcome to Core Knowledge UK. Our aim is to ensure that every child is furnished with the essentials of an outstanding education. Here you will find activities, stories and lesson plans, as well as information about our acclaimed series of books, What Your Child Needs to Know, for youngsters aged 4 to 11.


Used at home and in the classroom, by parents, teachers and home educators, this collection contains everything your child needs to know in English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, Music and Art in Years 1 to 6. It is the perfect study aid for the new National Curriculum.

"The Core Knowledge series is engaging, exciting and helps ensure children develop the knowledge and skills they need to excel" - Natalie de Silva, Headmistress, West London Free School Primary


"The new series published by Civitas, giving examples of how the arts and creativity can play a part in the education of every child, is a real contribution to the teaching of these subjects in all our schools" - Sir Nicholas Serota, Director, Tate Britain

"It is vital that children receive a solid body of knowledge when they are at primary school. The Core Knowledge curriculum gives children just that. I cannot recommend it enough" - Matthew Laban, Headteacher, Kingfisher Hall Primary Academy

"It is so helpful for a home educating parent to be able to have so much quality information in one easy to use book. I love it" - Lisa Riley, Home Educator and Parent

"The series answers a question common to many parents, who are bewildered by the curriculum and want to know exactly what should be covered each year, whether they are home educating or their child is in school" - Parents in Touch