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. Kenilworth Primary School has therefore developed a thematic curriculum to deliver the majority of the National Curriculum 2014. Others are taught discretely. The timetable is carefully considered to ensure that pupils experience a broad range of learning opportunities and that the curriculum is not narrowed.
The following subjects are taught discretely:
- Physical Education
- Religious Education
- Modern Foreign Languages
The following subjects are taught thematically:
- Design Technology
Each termly plan has a core curriculum driver taken from either Science, History or Geography programme of study. Curriculum delivery is planned around a thought-provoking ‘hook in or catalyst’ question which encourages a sense of curiosity in our pupils. Independence and resilience are encouraged through the involvement of pupils in uncovering new information for themselves to reach an answer.
If you would like to find out more about our curriculum at Kenilworth. Please contact Miss Claire Williams by calling 02089533459 or emailing email@example.com