We use a ‘topic based’ approach to teach focussing primarily on the subjects of Science, RE interwoven with History, Geography, Art, Music and D&T.
The science curriculum fosters a working scientifically approach which allows children to explore the skills needed to acquire knowledge. Practical and experiential learning harnesses the desire to question and enables children to experience the wonders of the world in meaningful contexts. Science at Maple Ridge aims to engage, inspire and motivate.
We use Hampshire’s Living Difference syllabus to support our teaching of concepts in RE. This allows children to respond from their own experience before being introduced to the way others appreciate things and then evaluate these experiences.
We use this approach to plan all our Topics to ensure that progression is clear and well planned for based on children’s prior knowledge and experience of all the concepts studied. This also ensures that topics are planned to allow children to access the full curriculum at an age appropriate level but also be adapted to suit their individual learning needs, ensuring that we are making learning as exciting and relevant as possible.The breadth of topics covered also allows our children to experience and gain knowledge about their own and other cultures enabling them to become as successful in the wider world as possible. It also allows opportunities for children to master and generalise their learning gained in numeracy, literacy and PSD.