Learning is organised into three themes for each year group, each lasting a full school term, with the exception of Foundation Stage, which has six half termly themes. Each theme is introduced through a broad philosophical question that enables children to see links between the different areas of the curriculum whilst developing a wider understanding of their place in the world. Learning builds towards a final outcome at the end of each term, in which children have a chance to showcase their learning in as authentic a way as possible.
Through each theme, children have many enrichment opportunities such as half termly visits and visitors to school that provide excitement and a real sense of purpose for their learning. Children then learn and develop the necessary skills and knowledge relevant to them in order to answer the big question and prepare their outcome. This enables children to lead their own learning, experience the wider world and develop skills needed in later life.
Each term has one or more ‘driver subject’ to ensure that coverage of all subjects across the year is well balanced. Our current subject drivers are: Geography and Art (Autumn term), History (Spring term) and Science (Summer term). Most of the coverage for these subjects is taught during these terms, with the exception of Science and Art, which are taught throughout the year. Other foundation subjects which are not theme drivers are also taught throughout the year and are linked to the theme where appropriate.
Click on the link below for an yearly overview of the themes, or use the menu to the right on a computer or below on a smaller device to view the themes that the chidren will be learning and how the subjects are mapped each term.