Why Connected Curriculum?
Connected Curriculum empowers teachers to deliver knowledge rich content across the wider curriculum. The Sequences of Learning deliver the statutory elements of the National Curriculum whilst complementing our high quality, evidence informed Read to Write and Steps to Read units of work. This in turn, helps build an immersive, connected curriculum with Intent and Implementation that leads to Impact and improved outcomes for children.
Connected Curriculum overviews support teachers and leaders by providing:
- Learning that is structured through an overarching enquiry question
- Clear, sequential Episodes of Learning that are delivered through subsidiary enquiry questions
- Suggested pre-reading to support teacher subject knowledge
- Key content knowledge that has been carefully curated for each Episode of Learning
- Carefully chosen technical vocabulary linked to learning from our Read to Write and Steps to Read units of work
- Suggested wider reading for a Reading Rich Curriculum
- A list of class reads and poetry to further immerse children in their learning
- Suggested assessment activities linked to high quality writing outcomes
Teaching Sequence Counts
- Key Overarching Enquiry – provides the context for learning for the duration of the topic. This question is deliberately difficult to answer initially, but by the end of the Sequence of Learning children will be able to draw upon a wealth of knowledge to develop their own detailed responses.
- Episodes of Learning/Subsidiary Questions – subsidiary questions break the key overarching enquiry into manageable chunks of learning. This means teaching content knowledge remains focused and children feel a sense of progression as they work towards answering the key enquiry question.
- Learning Outcomes – this is a suggested key takeaway for each Episode of Learning that directly contributes towards children’s ability to answer the overarching enquiry question.
- Assessment – whilst assessment should be focused on the skills and knowledge pertinent to the subject discipline, each sequence of learning has suggested assessment opportunities that utilise writing skills from previous units of work.