At Tewin Cowper, we teach as many cross-curricular opportunities as we can. Therefore, the majority of our History, Geography, Art, DT, Music and Computing lessons are taught with an interweaving and creative approach. Our teaching and learning is topic and project lead and allows children to engage in a project, develop their understanding of skills and knowledge, innovate new ideas and express their understanding and learning.
The purpose of this approach is to achieve our aim which is for our children to develop into confident and creative individuals who learn with a growth mindset. Through a project based, cross curricular approach, our children will be instilled with a rich and deep-subject knowledge that is built through enquiry and exploration. With our curriculum, we aim to inspire a lifelong enjoyment of learning by teaching lessons that motivate deeper thinking, creativity and problem solving. Children will learn and develop skills that will support them as they progress through their time at Tewin Cowper and reach to achieve their 'big dreams'
Each foundation subject (History, Geography, Music, Art, Design and Technology and Computing) is taught as a stand alone subject within each project or Topic. This means that children can build on the skills and knowledge learnt in each subject year on year. For every project we teach there is a driver subject. This means that a particular subject may be taught more than others as it links with the general overview of the project or Topic. An example of this is the Year 6 'A Child's War' topic is about The Blitz in the Second World War and therefore has History as its driver subject. However within this topic, children will also have lessons in Design and Technology, Geography, Music and Computing. Every subject is taught over the course of the year but they may not appear in every project or topic. Through discussions with children and looking at the teaching and learning that takes place, subject leaders monitor the coverage of the National Curriculum within this approach.