Cross curricular topic planning by @heymissprice

Name: Emma Price
Twitter name: @heymissprice
Sector: Primary
Position: Teacher
What is your advice about? Cross curricular topic planning

  1. Identify the broad direction of the topic e.g. History/Geography/Science and which programmes of study you must cover. Don’t get sidetracked.
  2. Don’t overplan and try to fit too much into a short time. Being focused and disciplined is key – the National Curriculum is not the beast it once was.
  3. Don’t make tenuous links for the sake of it; it won’t make the learning more effective. Accept that some stuff just needs to be taught discretely.
  4. Teach. Cross curricular learning still needs to be taught. It’s not an excuse for copious group work and discovery.
  5. Coming up with an engaging, alliterative title is really not necessary. It’s all about the learning.

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