Interdisciplinary Learning

Interdisciplinary learning (topic work) provides relevant and challenging learning experiences.  Our curriculum includes space for learning beyond subject boundaries, so that learners can make connections between different areas of learning. Interdisciplinary study can also take advantage of opportunities to plan and work with partners, multi-disciplinary agencies and the wider community who are able to offer and support enriched learning experiences and opportunities for our pupils.

Developing this approach will enable our children to build skills in transferring their learning to new situations and support them to:

– Become skilled in flexible thinking

– Apply concepts across subject areas and to life beyond school

– Adopt multiple points of view in problem solving

– Select which skills and knowledge are required in unfamiliar situations

– Develop organisational skills, creativity, teamwork and the ability to apply learning in new and challenging contexts

Considerable inter-relationships exist between subjects and these relationships are reflected in our planning, teaching and assessment. We are committed to ensuring that our children are provided with:

– Experiences in health and well-being

– Cultural experiences

– Environmental experiences

– Vocational experiences

– Creative and enterprising experiences