Our School Curriculum
A Thematic Approach
There is evidence that teaching subject knowledge and skills as part of a wider topic based curriculum allows pupils to make useful links between areas of learning, and consolidate skills. Children are also likely to be more engaged in their learning if it has a context and theme that runs through it. We believe that children learn better when they can make connections between what they are learning.
Consolidating good practice
We have therefore developed a new thematic curriculum in line with our previous topic-based approach that has been successfully used over the past three years.
The themes have been updated and modified to deliver the new Programmes of Study for the National Curriculum 2014 and other aspects of the school curriculum, including PHSE, Religious Education and Citizenship.
The wider curriculum
Our curriculum reflects the diversity of our world and is flexible to respond to local projects. We expect the children to take part in all the learning opportunities provided and we celebrate good learning each week in our Thursday assembly at 2.50. Each class also has a family assembly once a year.
Each year group has a curriculum map that outlines the topics for each half term, and the cross-curricular links between the subject areas
Year Group Curriculum Maps
Click on the link below to download our Thematic Curriculum Policy
Enriching the Curriculum
We provide children with opportunities to learn through movement, music, visually, by using the outside space and by exploring the rich environment that London has to offer.
We also ensure that children have the opportunity to venture further a field such as the seaside, countryside and abroad. You can find out more about this under 'Trips and Outdoor Adventure Learning'.
We provide whole class violin teaching for two consecutive years, beginning in year 2 or 3. Music is further developed through after school clubs and 1:1 tuition. The children begin to learn to swim in year 4.