At Breadsall Hill Top Primary we follow a creative approach to the curriculum. Topics are thematic and are based around a book or books on a similar theme. This is to encourage as much writing across the curriculum as possible and to lead to flexibility in the timetable. We encourage as much as possible to be taught via the theme although some subjects may be discrete.
Topics are designed to provide curriculum coverage of all areas and the planning formats allow teachers to see curriculum objectives for Maths, English, Science, ICT and a range of foundation subjects. Teachers design each week around a Key Question, an identified outcome and an extended writing outcome. These questions are displayed in the class and form the basis of the half terms learning journey along with examples of work and the children’s learning.
At the end of each half term each year group has a choices week. In choices week the curriculum follows the themes of PSHE, Careers, Citizenship involving a key figure, a European country, a feature of Great Britain and the environment.