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

Toys and Games

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Pirates

Plantastic

Plant and grow

Plantastic

Grow and harvest

Year 2

We Are Stoneydown

Disaster

Extraordinary People

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

 

Rainforests

Ecology

Rainforests

Mayans

Hope

Year 6

Freedom

Time

London Eye

All The World's a Stage

All The World's a Stage

This Is Me