As you will see in our Curriculum Map, many of our units of learning have links between subjects, forming a 'topic'. Where meaningful connections can be made, pupils' learning in History, Geography or Science is complemented by work based around a text on the same theme in English lessons. Making these connections allows the children to become totally immersed within the topic, leading to wonderful outcomes in all subject areas.
However, this is only the case where such links enrich and add to the study of English, the Humanities or Science. Where these subjects can better be taught discretely, they have not been linked to a text, allowing the teacher to fully explore the area of study without being constrained by a ‘topic’.
Our first priority is quality of learning in each of the subjects. We want all of our learners to gather the knowledge and skills needed to be excellent geographers, historians, scientists, readers, writers and communicators going forward on their journey through life.
We don't know which career paths our children will take. What we do know is that some may well end up doing jobs which do not even exist yet! As such, we must equip them with a store of knowledge upon which to build, wherever their journey in life takes them.
Visit the Learning Platform for your child's class to view extra resources to support their learning for each term, as well as information on which texts they are reading in class.
Below are some examples of the Knowledge Organisers that are used to focus the children's learning for each topic. These are also known as '100% sheets'; the aim being that, by then end of the block of learning on this particular area, the children will have retained 100% of the information contained on each sheet.
These videos give some examples of the wonderful topic outcomes:
Year 6 World War 1
Year 2 Street Detectives