At Micklem Primary School we take a topic based approach to our curriculum. We try and make meaningful links in our learning so the children are excited and inspired by the subject content. Each year group from Year 1 to Year 6 spends a term working within a topic title. The objectives and skills to be taught are recorded on the curriculum maps. The teachers plan ahead for opportunities to cover these skills and these are also recorded on the curriculum maps. However we also like to work from the children's interests and therefore not all activities are recorded at the beginning of the year. Where we can we link our English, maths and science learning into our topics however the key objectives that we follow can be found on the English, maths and science curriculum areas. We try and start each topic with an 'experience' day. As many of our topics are focussed around the history curriculum this is usually a living history day.
Please have a look at your child's topic maps, perhaps you have a special interest in some of the areas of study. If you can share any experiences or have artefacts or connections that will help with our learning, please come and let us know. We hold parent learning mornings on a regular basis to help you find out more about our curriculum and how you children learn. Please see the school calendar to find out when these are being held.
To see more information on our topic-based learning, or to find out more about a particular subject, please follow the links below.