We have been ofsteded under the new framework, and our whole school was criticised for the lack of sequencing/flow of prior and new learning that we have currently have in our curriculum. Our whole school curriculum is currently under development, so we knew this, so we have been adapting what topics we will be teaching etc etc... This is including reception. Our school have decided on an approach where topics will be based on geography and history, and we will be following topics chronologically up the school. The geography-based topics chosen for reception are absolutely fine as I would generally teach these anyway (seasons, light and dark etc.) However, the history based ones chosen I am completely stumped with - as it is chronological, Reception have been asked to do "Stone Age" for one half term, and "Vikings" for another. I have absolutely no idea how I could teach Reception age children about Vikings and make it meaningful to them, as with such a big focus in the new ofsted framework for "learning and remembering". Are any other Reception classes having to do this? My answer during ofsted of going with the interests of the children and teaching them the most valuable skills they need in all areas to help them learn up the school wasn't good enough. Apparently going with the children's interests isn't the right answer anymore. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you.