In order to ‘learn’ we gather and organise knowledge in our long term memories using schemas. The more relational links we make, the stronger the connections and the more likely we are to retrieve information. Our integrated learning units aim to connect relevant learning opportunities to enable pupils to be motivated, engaged and excited by learning and the opportunity to makes stronger connections with the world around us.
We deliver our curriculum through subject areas that are linked to enhance concepts taught and to enable learners to make purposeful connections across subjects through the acquisition of key knowledge and core skills. Each integrated learning unit is led by a 'driver' subject which may be either science, history or geography with other subjects carefully selected to enhance, support or provide context for further learning in order to strengthen schemas. Other subjects may be discreetly taught.
Meaningful curricular links are made with the local community and emphasis is given to children engaging with current affairs. This enables our children to question and have an awareness of the world around them.