The learning objectives from the National Curriculum are mapped across classes to ensure coverage. In delivering the broader curriculum we stick firmly to our intention to develop learning in core areas. Our shared reading strategy is effectively used in the delivery of curriculum content. The stimulus for writing will regularly be derived from broader curriculum study.
Experience has shown us that our children learn best when learning is set within an understandable context. This may be an overarching topic but could also be based on a central shared text thus reinforcing our reading focus. We plan activities and experiences within topics that are designed to spark imagination and celebrate learning. This may be in the form of an educational visit, a visitor coming in to school, a celebration day or a super learning day. However in some areas learning is best delivered as a discreet stand alone subject or within a ‘one off’ super learning day. In all instance teachers are directed to identify the best way to deliver the objective to ensure that learning takes place that sticks.
Children are familiar with recording their own learning using knowledge organisers. These direct the child to focus on the objective and also reinforce the development of the use of the correct subject specific vocabulary but allow the child to record learning in a number of ways that will be memorable for them.
The documents below are examples of curriculum overviews. They demonstrate how the National Curriculum objectives are mapped across the year under topics or as stand alone units. They also demonstrate how texts are central to the planned units of work.