What is a thematic approach?
This is a way of teaching and learning, whereby many areas of the curriculum are connected together and integrated within a theme.
It allows learning to be more natural and less fragmented than the way, where a school day is time divided into different subject areas and whereby children practice exercises frequently related to nothing other than what the teacher thinks up, as he or she writes them on the board.
It allows literacy to grow progressively, with vocabulary, spelling and sentence writing being frequently, yet smoothly, reinforced.
It guides connected ideas to follow on easily. Here are a few examples of thematic classrooms.
MY WW2 CLASSROOM
Credit to: Elis Nichols (NQT)
Finally, check out this fantastic Alice in Wonderland themed classroom!
Credit to: Sabah Zahoor
The result of working the thematic approach way is that often children:
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