At Great Dunham we believe the curriculum is everything a child experiences during their time in our school. We use a thematic approach to teaching the curriculum using the national curriculum as the basis for each theme, underpinned by our essential skills and competencies.
Curriculum knowledge and skills are revisited throughout the children’s time at Great Dunham to enable them to connect the steps in their learning and embedded into their memory.
Generally a new theme is studied every half term. Children are involved in the preplanning of the theme and contribute to what is taught through the KWL (Know, Want to know and have Learned) grid at the start of every half term.
Visits and visitors are an integral part of our learning and we are committed to delivering a rich and varied curriculum. At the end of the theme, outcomes are shared with parents through open afternoons or performances. Due to variations in year group cohort size we revisit our curriculum each year to ensure children receive a broad and balanced learning opportunity.
2018/19 overview of themes
|Autumn 1||Autumn 2||Spring 1||Spring 2||Summer 1||Summer 2|
|Oulton||Wonderful Woodlands||Then and Now Christmas||Superheroes||Lost and found||Journeys||Henry Blogg|
|Ranworth||Vikings||Lights, Camera, Action||Somewhere to Settle||Robot Chief||Way Out West|
|Hickling||Fields Familiar, Foreign and Far Away||Time Zones||Designers||What is Art?||What a Performance|
See below for more detailed curriculum plans for 2018-2019.
- Design Technology (DT)
- Physical Education (PE)
- French (in Key Stage 2~ years 3-6)
We also teach:
- Religious Education (RE)
- Personal, Social, Health, Education (PSHE)