Every term, each year group has a specific topic to explore in depth. This provides the opportunity for children, and teachers, to learn more about an interesting topic and to apply lessons such as maths, art, writing, and science to this overarching topic.
These topics include more traditional subjects, such as the Ancient Greeks and WWI and WWII, as well as themes that are of particular interest given external events. For example, we looked at space when Tim Peake was on the International Space Station and the Olympics when we hosted the Games in London. We find that this caters not only to a range of interests but also engages children with news and current affairs.
Children get very involved in topics which often culminate in dressing up, making pieces of art to send home, and putting on performances for parents and relatives to come in and enjoy.