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Discussion in 'Early Years' started by Anonymous, Dec 28, 2011.
Why does the whole school do the same topic and in what way is this creative?
We also have whole school topics - Ours is take one picture for the first spring half term and I am focussing on a Kandinsky picture and each year group has taken their own picture after asking the children.
Then Ourselves is the topic for the second half of Spring term.
We seem to have a lot of vehicle mad quite lively boys this yearso we thought an Emergency topic might be quite fun. We have PTA money to re vamp our outside area so the emergency will be a big commotion/mess in the playground then the children have to be detectives to find out what has happened including different emergency services each week (according what the kids come up with) meanwhile we will be re designing our garden researching different aspects each week and visiting playgrounds around the county for ideas. E.g when we have a police week we will look at what vehicles we want to buy and how many we can afford.
In response to the poster who asked what is creative about whole school topics, it depends on the creativity of the teacher and how open ened the topic is. We had a school topic of Islands where each class designed their own island so this could be adapted to the needs and interests of each class. You need to think out of the box and include things that motivate the children.
lots of great ideas...you are right, you have to think out of the box to be creative and our curriculum is skiils based. We are going global in Jan... Reception are becoming Explorers of africa...then we will see where it takes us...maybe african animals, jungle , homes etc...my children are quite imaginative so we could end up anywhere!!!