Our themed approach
Each half term there is a different whole school theme that relates to a different area of the curriculum:
|Autumn 2||Art and Design|
|Summer 2||Enterprise and Design Technology|
Each year group’s topic and literacy lessons link to this theme.
We use the term ‘topic’ because we make use of cross-curricular links when they are meaningful and appropriate. For example, a history themed topic about the local history of Greenwich involved a topic lesson making clay models of the Greenwich coat of arms so art and history were linked.
We link writing and topic so children can develop further knowledge around a topic, which then enriches and informs their writing in literacy – particularly non-fiction writing.
Year 1 and year 2 follow the same topics each year. In KS2 (years 3-6), years 3 and 4 following the same topics over a two-year cycle and years 5 and 6 do the same.
This year, we are also working on building knowledge organisers for each topic. This sets out all the key vocabulary and subject knowledge for a topic that the children will need. The children use these throughout the half term and we send them home to parents and carers too.
Year 5 & 6 Knowledge Organisers
Year 3 & 4 Knowledge Organisers
Year 2 Knowledge Organisers
Year 1 Knowledge Organisers