Transdisciplinary Themes

Every pupil in every year will work on six transdisciplinary themes, with the exception of EYFS practitioners who will deliver four.  The themes are planned and delivered to ensure the national curriculum is taught vertically, horizontally and diagonally across the year in your child’s age appropriate subjects.  The themes are:

  • Who we are
  • Where we are in place and time
  • How we express ourselves
  • How the world works
  • How we organise ourselves
  • Sharing the planet

Each year team will plan each theme to allow child agency and build opportunities for them to lead their learning in things that spark an interest.  They have the ability to explore their subjects in depth as we seek to develop their inquiry skills and the ability to be reflective.

The concept is simple – an idea is chosen such as Romans.  From that point we aim to teach the appropriate curriculum around the theme of Romans.  Perhaps how to construct a fortress using maths and science, how Romans looked – using art to make shields or Roman togas, using food technology to explore a typical Roman diet, using maps and geography skills to track the explosion of the Roman empire etc.