I attended the West Midlands training event for cross curriculum planning with PE, A&D, citizenship and geography. The event was hosted by the 5 strands curriculum advisers. Sue Wood head was there for D&T (standing in for Andy Mitchell). They started off with an update on the new curriculum and overview of changes – coming and present. We were asked to share experiences of the new curriculum – either cross curricular days or innovative curriculum planning. One school on the table had gone to a thematic Year 7 timetable involving all the humanities subjects and PSHE/Citizenship. Attention was drawn to the concepts and processes for each curriculum area so delegates could get an overview of how subjects might link together. There is no statutory requirement to deliver cross-curricular learning experiences although supported by the NC .
(a model for curriculum planning?)
APP – close up (day to day), Standing Back (periodic) Public View (transitional KS3-4 etc). nsead – has a website with a good article called ‘usess and abuses of assessemnt’
Pont of note: CFBT resources to disappear at the end of the month when funding finishes.