Thematic Yearly Overviews

One implementation opportunity is the Thematic Curriculum. Under this model, themes are mapped across an academic year with each one encompassing a large number of curriculum areas. Each theme lasts approximately six weeks and provides an engaging, purposeful context for all learning.

The Thematic Yearly Overviews detail the thematic overview for each year group, clarifying the subject areas covered and suggesting appropriate writing opportunities. Every foundation subject appears in every theme to ensure both depth of understanding and a broad and balanced approach.

One of the main benefits of the Thematic Curriculum is that staff and children have time to address a large number of curriculum areas over the course of the six weeks. As children are regularly exposed to a broad and balanced curriculum, they build their knowledge, skills and understanding over the course of an academic year. They are always building on previous learning which in turn ensures cumulative fluency across year groups and phases. The themes provide a purposeful, meaningful and engaging context for all learning.