Topic at Kingsgate Primary School
At our school the children study cross-curricular topics each term. This means that they learn about history, geography, art and DT though a topic. Each topic starts with an inspirational starting point; this could be a visit, a visitor or an event in class.
Cross-curricular topics give children the opportunity to enjoy challenging and engaging learning experiences. They have to use lateral thinking, problem solving strategies, complete research independently and as a group. They develop co-operation and team working skills.
For example, through a topic called 'The Great Fire of London', Year 2 children learn about significant historical events which shaped the geography of London. They learn about important people and what life would have been like 400 years ago. In Year 5 the children learn about the geography of rivers through a topic called 'Go with the flow'. They learn about how rivers affect humans and animals and how rivers affect the geography of the land. They go on a boat trip on the River Thames and make models using DT skills. Each topic allows the children to make links with their learning and embed their knowledge.
Visiting The Tower of London - Dressing up as knights in a jousting competition
The long climb up The Monument - We made it!
Making volcanoes - Exploding volcanoes!
Making castles in DT - Problem solving, group work and DT in Year 6
|Kingsgate Primary School Kingsgate Road London NW6 4LB
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