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Ruskin Junior School

What's the 'Topic Web?'

Ruskin Junior School Curriculum

The Topic Web curriculum inspires the imagination of both children and adults in the school community and generates sparks of curiosity. In a nutshell, it is a theme that provides links across many areas of the curriculum. We believe that a curriculum, taught in this thematic way, promotes a love of learning and a willingness to explore.

We use the National Curriculum as a starting point for planning our Topic Webs. The national curriculum provides an outline of core knowledge and skills around which teachers develop exciting and stimulating lessons to promote the development of pupils' knowledge, understanding and skills. Our children will have the opportunity to be creative, to be physically active and to be academically challenged.

At the end of the 2019 academic year we reviewed our curriculum to ensure we were providing our children with the best possible learning experiences. As a school we set out to ensure that across the whole school there was progression across subjects and topics. This work guides teachers when planning areas of learning across a year.

The national curriculum is just one element in the education of every child. Staff and pupils come together virtually for school assemblies. These are delivered in a variety of ways and provide the children with opportunities to celebrate, sing, reflect and thank. Topics covered include British values, school values, local and world news, how we would like to be treated and how we should treat those around us.

The curriculum is further strengthened by after school activities (clubs). A range of clubs are on offer to children after school, including dance, football, netball and choir.

Topic Webs 2020 - 2021

Term 5

Year 3:  Ancient Egypt (and Term 6)

Year 4:  Greeks

Year 5:  Out of this World

Year 6:  Blood Heart


Term 4

Year 3:  Our Locality and Beyond

Year 4:  The World and I

Year 5:   South America

Year 6:  World War II

Term 3

Year 3:  Our Locality and Beyond

Year 4:  

Year 5:  South America

Year 6:  World War II

Term 2

Year 3: Stone Age to Iron Age

Year 4:  Romans

Year 5:  Victorian Swindon

Year 6: Route 66

Term 1

Year 3: Stone Age to Iron Age

Year 4: Veni, Vidi, Viei

Year 5: The Victorians

Year 6: We are the Vikings