Tagged: Connected Curriculum

Fire and Ice

Pupils at the Titanic Museum

Connecting the Curriculum with Ice and Fire Children learn best when they are engaged, challenged, inspired and have ownership of their learning. They gain a deeper understanding of that learning when the skills and knowledge being taught are connected across the different areas of learning, be it English, maths, science, geography, art or history. This philosophy is at the heart of the Junior Schools Connected Curriculum and was none more evident than in Year 2’s spring term Ice and Fire topic. The topic introduces the children to two significant events in British History; the sinking of the Titanic and The…

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The Mighty Mountain

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During the first week of term Year Four headed off to Hilsea Playing Fields for an enjoyable day to launch their connected curriculum ‘Mighty Mountains’. The day was split into exciting sessions where the children were able to experience different aspects of surviving in a mountain environment. Using the wooded areas behind the playing fields, they were immersed in what felt like their own forest clearing.  The children were able to create a base camp, building a camp fire to toast marshmallows, which involved them drawing on their fire building skills from the Year Three residential to Ufton Court. Other tasks…

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