Book Led Curriculum 20- 21

Book Led Curriculum

The Book Led Curriculum: where reading excites the children and prompts them to ask questions whilst learning new knowledge and skills.  The book led curriculum has reading for purpose at its very core. 

Each unit of work has a high- quality, age appropriate driving text assigned. These texts engage, inspire and deepen understanding. Supplementary texts and knowledge organisers supprt pupils to enrich their knowledge, vocabulary and curriculum skills. 

Every curriculum session begins with reading for purpose, from either the driving book or a supplementary text. Pupils use this to discuss new knowlegde, deepen their enquiry skills and form new links in their learning, making use of their oracy skills.

There are clear subject links in the long term plans so that pupils make connections in their learning. The subject strands also link. For example, the skills within similarities and differences in History link to makingf comparisons in Geography. 

Curriculum units are planned to give a background knowledge for the texts used within our whole class guided reading sessions. This gives pupils another opportunity to show knowledge in a different context,build schema and reinforce retention of facts. All learning is a mastery of skills, which are progressive throughout the year and Key Stage.  In the Book Led Curriculum these are called takeaways and relate to different strands of each subject.  To foster enquiry, all units have an overarching question and each session has a threaded question. The questions and takeaways are used to assess pupil progress. 

Influential people are also paramount to the curriclulm and feature in all subjects. They span different eras and link to the units of work.  By incorporating a range of people ( e.g. historians, scientists, entrpreneurs),new learning is put into a real world context. Developments within a subject are evident and pupils gain an insight into how their learning impacts on the world around them inspirse them for future careers.