Here at St Michael’s Church of England Primary School, we believe in an imaginative and adventurous approach to topic based learning. Therefore we have introduced the Edison Learning tool: Connected Curriculum. The curriculum is a structured framework of Learning Units. Each year group will study six learning units throughout the year which provide meaningful context for teaching and learning, helping to motivate and engage pupils using strategies such as role-play, drama, model-making, presentations, videos and more. Foundation subjects and Science are connected by theme and mapped to National Curriculum (NC) whilst being underpinned by our core learning skills: thinking skills, speaking and listening, and personal social competencies.
We encourage the children to contribute and lead their learning by getting them to make suggestions and offering their ideas when planning our connected curriculum.
Our aim is to ensure that we have a broad and balanced curriculum designed to meet the needs of our pupils and equip them with the skills to be life-long learners ready for an ever changing 21st Century.
“The mind is not a vessel that needs filling, but wood that needs igniting.” Plutarch.
If you wish to find out more about the Edison Connected Curriculum, please click on the link below.