Aspen, Willow, Chestnut, Maple, Sycamore is progressional and children working within this pathway are beginning to develop some independent learning strategies. They will experience subject specific teaching through a creative, cross curricula approach linked to areas of interest and authentic learning opportunities. As they progress through this pathway they will continue to conceptualise their learning through carefully planned topics that ensure a knowledge rich curriculum where children are able to make authentic learning links and learn skills for life through varied, creative and engaging learning opportunities.
Each topic has a Science, Geography or History focus which places subject knowledge as well as skills at the forefront of teaching and learning. Opportunities to learn key English skills are embedded through each topic. Reading is taught both within the topic and as a discrete subject. Other curriculum areas including Math’s are taught discretely or through relevant and authentic links to the topic.