Topic (Humanities)

Topic Learning Journey

Vision (Intent)

‘Explore, Create, Discover’

Students at our schools will be taught a topic curriculum which is diverse and filled with new and interesting learning experiences. They will explore their local surroundings and its history, as well as discover the difference between where we live and other places around the country and the wider world. Our topic teaching will create global citizens who can think both critically and creatively to solve problems. Through the topic curriculum our students will develop in their understanding and tolerance of the world around them – the people, the places the processes – and this will feed their curiosity. Through a creative curriculum our students will learn to express themselves in a range of situations and methods which they will be able to use in all aspects of their lives. Students will find lots of opportunities to build on their learning outside of the classroom, visit places of interest connected to their learning and be exposed to cultural capital.   

 

Key words – Diverse, Explore, Discover, Differences, Critical, Creative, Problem Solving, Tolerance, Curiosity, Expression. 

 

End Points (Impact)

  • Make connections between themselves and the world around them
  • Form opinions about their world and the world from different perspectives
  • Think both critically and creatively to solve problems
  • Show tolerance and understanding of the world around them
  • Be creative and show understanding and influence from around the world.

  

Domains of Knowledge (Implementation)

Subject areas covered by Topic curriculum

Rivelin and Loxley

Geography

History

Beliefs and Ethics

Music

Modern Foreign Languages

Rivelin Only

Art

Design and Technology

 

Abstract concepts as central links to topic focuses

Equality 

Service 

Happiness 

Peace 

Stewardship 

Faith 

Beauty 

Survival 

Rights 

Passion 

Common Good 

Duty 

Choice 

Diversity 

Cohesion 

Reform 

Power 

Change 

Class 

Living 

Democracy 

Trust 

Responsibility 

Adversity 

Consent 

Tradition 

Identity 

Truth 

Creativity 

Conflict 

Justice 

Good 

Love 

Value 

Protest 

Compassion 

Friendship 

Resilience 

Mercy 

Virtue 

Judgement 

Failure 

Free Will 

Evil 

Forgiveness 

Freedom 

Loyalty 

Spirituality 

Community 

Pride 

Media 

Integration 

Discrimination 

Belief 

Fear 

Success 

Individuality 

Care 

Sacrifice 

Dreams 

Strength 

Segregation 

Weakness 

Fairness 

Consequences 

Influence 

Belonging 

Sustainability 

Prejudice 

Oppression 

 

 

 

Critical Learner Skills developed in Topic Curriculum

Discover  

Create  

Explore 

Plan and research 

 

Show flexibility 

 

Recognise that they can impact their environment and community 

Analyse and evaluate 

Organise time and resources 

Show a commitment to justice 

Show Empathy 

 

Communicate their learning in relevant ways 

Recognise their roles as Global citizens 

Show a commitment to judgement 

Work towards a goal 

 

Communicate their learning in relevant ways 

Explore issues, events and problems from different perspectives 

Adapt ideas as circumstances change 

 

Show empathy 

 

Support conclusions using reasoned arguments and evidence 

 

 

Communicate their learning in relevant ways 

 

 

 

Road Map