From Years 2-6 we run termly topics. In Years 3&4 and Years 5&6, all classes do the same topic at the same time, over a two-year cycle. This is to facilitate mixed-age classes, which are necessary where we run 1.5 form provision. We use topics for subjects traditionally associated with the ‘arts’, which integrate well around a theme and benefit from extended project work.
The curriculum strands we teach through topics are: English, humanities (history, geography and RE), art, DT including cooking and nutrition, music, cultural experience, vocational experience, cultural competence, and current affairs.
Pupils do their work across these subjects in one, ‘Topic’ exercise book. Where appropriate, we integrate other subjects into our two-week writing cycle. For example, pupils might engage with history content through English lessons, culminating in a piece of report writing.
View our Termly Topic Maps.