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, using the following schemes:
- Phonics (Little Wandle)
- English (The Write Stuff)
- Maths (Essential Maths)
- Physical Education (PE Hub)
- Religious Education (Hertfordshire Agreed Syllabus)
- Modern Foreign Languages (Language Angels)
- Science (Kent Primary Scheme of Work)
- Computing (Purple Mash)
- PSHE (Jigsaw)
The following subjects are taught thematically through the Dimensions Learning Means the World Curriculum:
- 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 Mrs Kayleigh Chidley by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.