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Topics

Rivelin and Loxley Topic Domains and Concepts

Topic Vision

Strapline –

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 earn 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 and will visit place of interest connected to their learning.

Topic End Points

  • 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 problem solve
  • Show tolerance and understand of the world around them.

Topic Domains

Explore - Geography

Create – Arts, Design & Technology

Discover – History

Topic concepts (procedural knowledge)

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

 

 

Abstract concepts as central links to topic focus (propositional knowledge)

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