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Planning a cross curricular unit of work.

Discussion in 'Primary' started by minnieminx, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter

    This term we have studied Hansel and Gretel as our literacy topic. But we have added in a lot of work in maths, art, DT and science as well.

    Next term we are going to take The Titanic as our topic and will learn lots of maths, English, science, DT, art, etc linked to it. We don't go swimming, so can't link PE very easily!

    We simply started from what the topic heading was and then ensured we covered the literacy and maths bits we need to and then linked everything else by using objectives from the NC.
     
  2. For each of our themes we decide on a lead subject, we then plan from this out to incorporate other subjects where it can link. So for example our current theme is Weird, Wacky and Wonderful. It is an art lead, so we start with the art and literacy and ICT and then the PE (dance), PSHE, and DT all link in too. Our product is an art gallery. The next theme is Amazon Adventure and is a geography lead so again we plan from the geography outwards. It will cover literacy, ICT, some of the maths, a mixture of art, DT, PSHE and gym. THe product this time will be an enormous class rainforest collage. We don't do history, geog and dt etc every term, so we choose the subjects that fit in best with that theme, also ensuring a fair spread of subjects across the year.
    To ensure we cover everything we need to, at the beginning of the year we create a year then Key stage plan showing all the themes and NC descriptors we will cover for each subject in each theme. When we get to a theme we create a term plan and block out what we will be doing on what week. We then create our medium term plans once we know, for example, how many sessions of DT we are planning for etc and what weeks it fits best in. We confirm the theme product at this stage too. We use the Chris Quigley Key skills for all our foundation subjects.
     

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