We are due to start a new style of curriculum this term which is more creative and based on a thematic rather than content based approach. We have had a number of meetings with a creative facilitator (I hate that word!!!) who wants us to bring every subject into our theme and if it doesnt fit we just leave it out! We have planned a three week project with encompasses most of the foundation subjects but very little literacy, numeracy and science. When I pointed this out her response was that if the children are not motivated to learn and don't know how to learn the content is irrelevant. We are touching on some objectives from the literacy and numeracy curriculum but certainly no where near as much as I would expect to do in three weeks. I am in a bit of a dilemma with this project. On one hand I like the creative approach and think that its a great way for children to learn. On the other hand I don't feel it allows us the concentrated amount of time we would spend on the core subjects and I am concerned that our already low ability cohort are not going to be prepared for their SATS. I have expressed these concerns to the head and she just says it will be fine but to be honest I don't think she cares as she retires at Easter! I would like to do a mixed timetable, as much as we can based around a thematic approach and then the rest as separate lessons but the person we are working with says that to do that won't bring any benefit either way which surely is a bit narrow-minded. Does anyone have any experience of this and could give me their opinions and experience? I would be very greatful!