Each new theme of curriculum is chosen with the children's interests and views in mind, and is carefully chosen by the teacher with the class needs at the forefront. Sometimes a theme will run across the whole school, such at designing, creating and running The Rio Carnival 2016, at others it is a class theme.
Once a theme has been created, we then spend time creating the curriculum 'hook' with the children. This hook becomes the key motivator for them and pulls them through a memorable unit of work with a clear end event or product to aim for.
Children are immersed in a range of learning scenarios; have regular opportunities to meet 'real life ' practitioners and take part in leading and making important decisions. There is a child-centred approach from start to finish.
Here is a flavour of the themes that we are developing:
|Autumn 2014||Spring 2015||Summer 2015||Autumn 2015||Spring 2016||Summer 16|
|Wrens:||Fairy Tale Ball||Farmers Market||Safari||Chocolate||Dinosaurs||Rio|
|Robins||Suckley Park Project||The Vikings are Coming!||Safari||So You Want To be An Explorer?||SuckleyTV||or|
|Woodpeckers||Learning in the 21st Century||Jamies' Kitchen garden||Lion King||What Did The Romans Do For Us?||Bang Goes The Theory||Suckley?|
|Eagles||Gravity Racers||America||Lion King||Fit For 15||WW2|
*Please note that we are currently working on planning in conjunction with the New National Curriculum 14, so themes are developing.