At Woodland Primary School we use a topic based creative curriculum as a way of achieving the outcomes set by the national curriculum for Art and Design, History, Geography, Music, Design and Technology, English and Science in our mixed age classes.
We want a curriculum which extends beyond the classroom and into the world around them, one that enables children to understand who they are and the world in which they inhabit and which ultimately gets children excited to learn and prepared for the future that awaits them.
Within carefully selected topics, children make meaningful links between art, music, history, geography, design technology, English and science. They are helped to understand how these subjects bring a deeper understanding to their lives, other people and the world. We become the explorers, artists, writers, inventors and scientists. Through further experiences and creative thinking skills activities, children delve deeper into their understanding whilst developing new skills for a range of purposes.
Our planned 4 -year cycle for both Key Stages ensures coverage of the National Curriculum in all subject areas. Topics are chosen which are flexible enough to allow pupils to access learning at different levels and to learn new skills at the most appropriate level of challenge.
Shown in the link below is how the Geography Curriculum is covered through our topics: