Knowledge-Rich, Diversity-Led Curriculum 

Topics and Themes

 

"To develop a complete mind, study the science of art, study the art of science. Learn how to see. Realise that everything connects to everything else."  - Leonardo Da Vinci

 

Our curriculum is designed to develop a capacity to accommodate new knowledge, building on prior knowledge and experiences, resulting in curious minds. 

Learning in Years 1 to 6 is based on a cross curricular topic approach. Our topics incorporate all aspects of the National Curriculum. We aim to bring our topics alive through trips, creative work and, above all, purpose and enjoyment. There are whole-school threads running through our curriculum too which include studying ecology, health and well being and the arts.  In the Summer term we make good use of learning outdoors, often with visits to Walthamstow Marshes, the Walthamstow Wetlands Centre and the River Lea.

Though we teach a connected curriculum, we believe that children have the right to the knowledge, skills and applications in the real world that each subject has to offer. Aspects of different subjects will be taught through specific subject-based learning.

We regularly review our curriculum offer to ensure that it is relevant, engaging and challenging.

 

Topic Overview

Click on the topic titles to see the topic overviews.

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 1

Me, Myself and I

I Can Do It

Toys and Games

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Plantastic

Pirates

Year 2

We Are Stoneydown

Extraordinary People

Disaster

Drastic Plastic

Mad About Minibeasts

Awesome Animals

Year 3

All At Sea

Where Does my Food Come From?

Et Tu Brute

 

Wetlands

Action For Happiness

Lights, Camera, Action

Year 4

Myths and Monsters

Festival of lights

Sound of Music

Mystery

Wonderful Walthamstow

Blue Planet

Year 5

Victorians

Amazing Asia

Earth and Space

 

Rainforests

Hope

Living Well

Year 6

Freedom

Time

All The World's a Stage

London Eye

Green

This Is Me