Thematic Curriculum Planning
Over 20 pages of detailed cross curricular planning to support the development of reading and cross curricular thematic learning.
Charlotte's Web - Science Driver: Lower KS2
The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark - Science Driver: KS1
Roald Dahl's 'George's Marvellous Medicine' - DT Driver Lower KS2
International Tournaments - Geography Driver KS2
The War Horse - History Driver: Upper KS2
Sea Poems - Humanities Driver: KS2
Or … suggest a book to us …
Finally, after many requests from schools (!!) Liz Greensides has given in, and embarked on a series of thematic cross curricular plans based on a range of popular children’s literature and poetry. Each set of planning follows the main elements of the book, but has a specific subject driver outside of the English curriculum, thereby guaranteeing that English is part and parcel of all learning.
Each set of planning follows a similar format, and is fully referenced to the 2014 National Curriculum. It is shown in the medium and short term, with lesson outcomes, differentiation, and challenge. The planning is detailed enough to support lesson planning which can be tailored to the skills of the teacher and the needs of all the children in the class.
2014 National Curriculum:
“Good comprehension draws from linguistic knowledge … Comprehension skills develop through pupils’ experience … from reading and discussing a range of stories, poems and non-fiction. All pupils must be encouraged to read widely across both fiction and non-fiction to develop their knowledge of themselves and the world in which they live, to establish an appreciation and love of reading, and to gain knowledge across the curriculum. Reading widely and often increases pupils’ vocabulary because they encounter words they would rarely hear or use in everyday speech. Reading also feeds pupils’ imagination and opens up a treasure-house of wonder and joy for curious young minds.”