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Themes at Orchard

At Orchard we are continually striving to adapt, alter and amend the curriculum so that the pupils receive the best quality teaching and learning possible. As of the academic year 2018-2019 we are introducing a new way of delivering the curriculum in Years 1 to 6. The curriculum is based on the Essentials Curriculum written by Chris Quigley. 
This curriculum is set out in themes where the children will experience six different themes a year, one per half term. Each theme encompasses the different subjects and links the learning under one theme title. The children should become immersed in the learning of that theme and use and apply their knowledge learnt to many different aspects of the theme. This approach also gives the children the opportunity to further and deepen their understanding in the foundation subjects as well as the core subjects.

Listed below are the curriculum maps outlining what was covered in each theme during the first Autumn term for each year group:

Autumn 1 Year 1 Marvellous Me

Autumn 1 Year 2 Fire Fire!

Autumn 1 Year 3 Who do you think you are

Autumn 1 Year 4 Roaming the Rainforests

Autumn 1 Year 5 Invaders

Autumn 1 Year 6 Rich and Poor

Listed below are the curriculum maps outlining what was covered in each theme during the Second Autumn term for each year group:

 
Listed below are the curriculum maps outlining what was covered in each theme during the First Spring term for each year group:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Listed below are the curriculum maps outlining what was covered in each theme during the Second Spring term for each year group:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Listed below are the curriculum maps outlining what was covered in each theme during the First Summer term for each year group:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Listed below are the curriculum maps outlining what was covered in each theme during the Second Summer term for each year group: