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Themes

We teach much of the National Curriculum through creative themes that excite and inspire the children.  Some subjects are taught as stand alone subjects where this is not possible. We have recently revised our themes in line with the National Curriculum for Key Stage 1. Throughout Key Stage 1, we follow a rolling two year themed programme. Our themes are enhanced through visits, workshops, theatres, visitors and themed days in school. Also for the curriculum in the Early Years Foundation Stage is also based around topics and we follow the Development Matters areas of learning. Our curriculum is broad, balanced and unique to the needs of our children.

 

Click on the links below to see how we teach our curriculum for each Year Group.

Here is Cycle 1 of our 2-year programme of topics.
Term EYFS theme Key Stage 1 theme  
Autumn 1 Where would you like to go? Who do you think you are?  
Autumn 2 Where would you like to go? How do we remember?  
Spring 1 Would you like to be a superhero? Do you wish you were here? (focussing on Brazil)

 

Spring 2 Which superheroes help us every day? What was Whitehaven like 100 years ago?

 

Summer 1 Does a fish live in a jungle? Do all heroes wear capes?

 

Summer 2 Does a fish live in a jungle? Do all castles have moats?

 

Here are details for Cycle 2 of our topics. This is what children will be learning about during the 2018-19 school year.

 

Term EYFS theme Key Stage 1 theme  
Autumn 1 What makes me special? Can a meerkat live in the North Pole?

 

Autumn 2 What makes me special? How did Victorians celebrate Christmas?

 

Spring 1 What did the hungry caterpillar eat? How can we be healthy?

 

Spring 2 What is a festival? How does the weather change?

 

Summer 1 Do you like to cuddle up with a book? Do you wish you were here? (focussing on Australia)

 

Summer 2 What happened to Jack and Jill? What happened to the Titanic?
Click below to view all of the Parent Information Sheets and Knowledge Organisers for our Topics.

We also plan special curriculum days and weeks focusing on different aspects of the Curriculum. Please find details below of what we learned about last year. This year is set to be even more exciting!

 

 

 

Examples of previous years:

Autumn 1

Creative Writing Week - Pirates take over the school

Creative Writing Week - What's in the egg?

Autumn 1

 

Maths Problem solving afternoon with Cumbria Primary Teacher Training in Year 2

Autumn 2

Remembrance Day (Year 2) looking at the History of World War 1

Remembrance Day (Year 2) and looking at why we wear poppies?  

Autumn 2

Kindness week looking at PSHE

Anti-bullying week looking at how we should respect each other

Autumn 2

Christmas Crafts developing Art and Design

Christmas Crafts developing Art and Design

Autumn 2

Christmas nativities developing Performing Arts / Drama

Christmas nativities developing Performing Arts / Drama

Spring 1 and 2

Bright Stars Project developing our Enterprise skills/British Values

 

Spring 1

U Dance Festival (Year 2) developing Performing Arts

 

Spring 1

Number Day

 

Spring 1

Safer Internet Day developing Computing skills

 

Spring 2

World Book Day developing a love of reading

U Dance festival (Year 2) developing performing arts

Spring 2

Global Christianity Week developing our RE and Geography skills

Global Neighbours week looking at different cultures across the world

Summer 1

Hawse End Residential (Year 2) developing outdoor and adventurous activities PE skills

Hawse End Residential (Year 2) developing outdoor and adventurous activities PE skills

Summer 1

World Fairtrade Day raising awareness of PSHE issues

 Whitehaven Music Festival - voice speaking competition

Summer 1

British Science Week

 

Summer 2

PE week including healthy eating (Phunkyfoods)

 PE week including healthy eating (Phunkyfoods)

Summer 2

Whole school art project looking at a famous artist

 Year 2 whole school production developing Performing Arts / Drama skills

Summer 2

Year 2 whole school production developing Performing Arts / Drama skills

 

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