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Curriculum Organisation: Whole School Long term overview

Our curriculum is organised on a knowledge approach based around a topic title which changes every half term and is cross-curricular in approach allowing pupils to make connections across many areas of learning. This is based on year-group specific learning objectives to ensure secure knowledge coverage which builds upon previous understanding.


Each of our half-termly topic titles will have a ‘Learning Hooks' which take place across the half term. This is a carefully planned enrichment to promote engagement and act as a stimulus to further pupils' curiosity and deepen their understanding. 



Each learning theme begins with eliciting pupils' ideas through use of a Circle Map graphic organiser including key questions. These act as an initial learning focus to drive the future learning sequence. Preparation is carried out to establish what is known and what the children would like to find out across the learning sequence.


From pupils' curiosities and questions, year group coverage for Art, Design and Humanities objectives are planned to ensure breadth of understanding over both Key Stage 1 and 2.

Teaching of Science, Religious Education, Computing and E Safety, Music, Languages and PSHE are delivered through year group specific objectives whilst making cross-curricular links wherever possible and profiling and promoting British Values in all teaching.


Our half-termly whole-school topic titles: