Cross Curricular Planning

We plan and tailor our curriculum to make the most out of pertinent cross curricular links.  For example, when year 4 study the Romans in History, they study Italy in Geography and Mosaics in Art.

Please see our individual curriculum pages for more information.

Maths Across the Curriculum

Mathematics is a server subject and teaches children fundamental skills that allow them to access many other areas of the curriculum. Below are some examples of the links between Maths and other subject areas. These also demonstrate how making links between Maths and different subject areas can deepen mathematical knowledge, understanding and skill to develop true mastery.

Science and Maths

Maths and science are tightly linked together. Almost every scientific investigation is likely to require one or more of the mathematical skills of classifying, counting, measuring, calculating, estimating, and recording in tables or graphs. Statistics are used extensively in Science. Most charts and graphs used in science are initially taught in maths lessons.

Geography and Maths

  • Collecting and representing data from field work.
  • Grid references and coordinates.
  • Using scales on Ordnance Survey maps to establish the correct distance between two points.

Physical Education and Maths

  • Time, distance and speed of races can be incorporated into Mathematic sessions to enable children to work out averages and convert between different measures.
  • Data can be collected and analysed to assess performances.
  • As in Geography, maths skills are needed when orienteering: using grid references, angles and direction.
  • Averages (Mean, Mode and Median) can be used to assess an athlete’s performance.
  • Creating sequences for gymnastics.
  • Discussing symmetry on the football pitch or netball court.

Design Technology and Maths

  • Reading Scales.
  • Measuring ingredients and working out proportions.
  • Using ratios in recipes.
  • Being able to measure things accurately is an important skill in DT when making products.
  • Estimation is also important when working out quantities of raw materials.

Computing and Maths

  • Angles and direction which can be drawn and measured using floor robots and apps.
  • Information can be represented through Excel documents.
  • Logic is used in programming as is problem solving.
  • Logical Reasoning during programming.
  • Scratch Maths allows children to use their mathematical skills to program computers.

 

Art & Design and Maths

  • Symmetrical art can be analysed and the number of lines of symmetry can be found. Also, the order of rotational symmetry can be studied.
  • Ratio is used to mix paints. For example, to make purple, you mix 3 parts red to 7 parts blue.
  • Many artists and architects have proportioned their works to approximate the Golden Ratio, believing this proportion to be aesthetically pleasing.
  • Perspective can be used to show enlargement of shapes on square paper
  • Tessellations in different pieces of artwork.
  • Works of art from the Cubism era of the 20th century link to nets and 3D shapes.

History and Maths

  • Historical (scaled) timelines can be used as a basis for finding the difference in dates and giving an understanding of lengths of time over periods in History.
  • Historical dates can also be utilised for sequencing events.
  • Charts and graphs can provide extremely useful historical information, which children can analyse.

 

 

 

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Cross Curricular Chatter

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The History of Telling The Time for Science Week

14-03-2024

We combined science with history with our TIME topic and looked at how tools to tell the time have changed over the years. We created a timeline of discoveries and measured out our own sundials with our protractors.

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Buzz Buzz

14-03-2024

We’ve had a great afternoon making circuits with a light and a buzzer to help us when making our buzz wire game. We also got to have a go at a buzz wire game!

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Supertato’s House

27-02-2024

This afternoon we created Supertato’s house using icing sugar and gingerbread. We mixed the icing sugar and water to use as glue to stick the house together.

 

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Chinese New Year celebrations

21-02-2024

To celebrate the new lunar year, we have been getting crafty in class making representations of dragons using a variety of resources. Look at our fabulous dragons! We also made our own lanterns after learning about the significance of the colour red.

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We had a great morning preparing for Chinese New Year!

31-01-2024

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Great afternoon with our LJMU students and our sustainability project.

31-01-2024

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RLMc Tesco Trip

26-01-2024

This week we have been learning all about chefs. We took a trip to Tesco to get ingredients to create vegetable soup.

 

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Mosques Around The World

18-01-2024

As part of our RE unit, we are finding out about mosques around the world and presenting our findings in Google Slides.

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WWII Liverpool Skyline ‘The Blitz’ Scenes

18-01-2024

We created our own versions of the Liverpool skyline one night during The Blitz in World War Two.

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year 1 Zoolab visit

30-11-2023

Year 1 had a visit form lots of animals today to celebrate our learning in science.

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Year 1 had a visit from zoolab

30-11-2023

Year 1 were very excited to have a visit from lots of animals today!

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Bulb Planting in Crown Street Park!

23-11-2023

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We have been busy learning about Diwali the festival of light. We have moulded dough into Diya lamps. Made marks to create Rangoli patterns and wrote our names in our cards we have decorated.

13-11-2023

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Happy Diwali

13-11-2023
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Remembrance Day – ‘We will remember them’

13-11-2023
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Remembrance Day

10-11-2023

We have created some beautiful poems after reading Flanders Fields and used watercolours/charcoal/pencils to create some poppy artwork to mark Remembrance Day.

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