Theme based learning in LKS2- where does it fit into the curriculum?

Key Stage 2 have had a fantastic term with lots of interesting learning going on. Despite the crazy Christmas term, a lot has happened.

Year 3

In Year 3, the theme was called Predator!

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The science matched nicely with the National Curriculum and there were opportunities for working scientifically.

Animals, including humans

  • identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat
  • identify that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement

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Not only were the science and foundation subjects covered but also the English.  Through using Power of Reading, our topic based learning is even stronger.  Children gain more information, they are able to link more areas together and the standard of writing is improving because children have the information and interest to support them.

 

Year 4

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At the beginning of each topic, we have an engage activity to hook children in then the learning begins!

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In Year 4’s topic their focus was on History – the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain.  The National Curriculum is quite open on what to cover so to support newer teachers, we have our History progression of skills.

This term children worked on the timeline of the Romans and then  on a project to find out which part of Roman has affected our lives the most now. With independent research and presentations in which they had to argue their case, teachers got a really good idea of what their children were interested in and what they understood.

 

 

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