The Edison Learning Primary Connected Curriculum provides a perfect starting point for exciting, engaging and motivating learning that schools can continue to develop innovatively to suit their own context.
The Connected Curriculum provides a strong framework through which the connections between subjects are clearly mapped, whilst providing adaptability and flexibility so that the lives and heritage of learners and their communities can be distinctively embedded. With distinctiveness and relevance designed in from the start, the opportunity exists to create a unique curriculum that fulfils national curriculum requirements and the needs of individual learners. Importantly, the Connected Curriculum recognises the value of schools providing a balance of thematic and discrete teaching with an emphasis on both knowledge and skills.
The Connected Curriculum is a structured framework of Learning Units along with supporting documentation and CPD materials. Core Subject Science and the foundation subjects History, Geography, D&T, Art and Music are connected by theme and mapped to The National Curriculum requirements at KS1 and KS2. Opportunities to explore ICT are shown in the Learning Units and the coding aspect is dealt with via clear links to Rising Stars ‘Switched on Computing’.
Each Learning Unit has one or two focus subjects. The focus subject of a Learning Unit provides the opportunity to ‘get under the skin’ of the skills and deepen understanding of that subject area. For example, with history as a focus subject it gives learners the opportunity to know and understand what it is to be an historian.