I am moving to a Primary School in 2012, when my middle school shuts. The school I am moving to follows these plans. All subjects bar Maths, English and ICT are taught through 'topic' I have already spent one day planning with the new year 5 teacher, (also a middle school teacher, starting 2011) and we both feel so overwhelmed! How do you cope with the planning and ensuring coverage of the whole curriculum? What are the benefits, as apposed to teaching discrete subjects?