Learning Themes

The tables below outline our school themes for the last three academic years.

This table shows the learning themes for this academic year, 2018-2019.

Term 1Term 2Term 3Term 4Term 5Term 6
Foundation StageWhat am I fantastic?How shall we remember?Will you read me a story?What happens when we fall asleep?Why can’t I have chocolate for breakfast?How will we change?
Year 1 & 2How does the weather change through the year?What did animals do to help in WW1?What is the landscape like in India?How were houses different in Victorian times?Why did people visit the seaside in the past?What can you see from a train window?
Year 3 & 4What evidence did the first civilisations leave behind?What is the Christmas Truce?How did Queen Victoria’s reign influence children’s lives?What has been the greatest Ancient Egyptian discovery?How does Russia’s diversity affect those who live there?Where in the world is Mother Nature most destructive?
Year 5 & 6How did the sinking of the Titanic impact on safety at sea?Which battle had the biggest impact on winning WW1?How do events in America impact on Britain today?How would our lives be different if we lived in Rio De Janeiro?How did the Viking invasion change Britain?How has the British justice system evolved over time?

This table shows the learning themes for this academic year, 2017-2018.

Term 1Term 2Term 3Term 4Term 5Term 6
Foundation StageWhat is special about me?Why are those lights shining so brightly?Where in the world can I send a postcard?What happens to a chicken’s egg?Did dinosaurs live in Hawkinge?Why is a caterpillar always hungry?
Year 1 & 2Where am I?What did children play with long ago?How is Australia different to the UK?Why did the fire of London spread?What is life like on an island?What was it like to live in a castle?
Year 3 & 4How has our local area changed over time?Who or what can be found in the rainforest?What do the Mayans and Aztecs have in common?What is beyond the North Sea?What is life like in Italy?How have the Ancient Greeks influenced life today?
Year 5 & 6What makes Britain ‘great’?What has been the impact of theatre throughout history?Why are rivers important?How has life in China changed over time?Why do we remember World War 2?How did the Roman invasion change Britain?

This table shows the learning themes for the previous academic year, 2016-2017.

Term 1Term 2Term 3Term 4Term 5Term 6
Foundation StageGetting to know Hawkinge Primary School.What shall we celebrate?What colour shall we wear?What shall I ask the farmer?Where can I plant the seeds?Are we nearly there yet?
Year 1 & 2Where in the world is Hawkinge?What is the weather like?How is India different?Where will the train take us?How is night different to day?What could you do at the seaside in the past?
Year 3 & 4What is in and around the UK?How deep is the ocean?Who were the Egyptians?What are the wonders of Africa?Who came after the dinosaurs?What happens when mother nature takes over?
Year 5 & 6What will the impact of Brexit be?What lessons can we learn from maritime disasters?How do events in America impact on the UK?Does the punishment always fit the crime?What is it like to live in Korea?How did the Viking invasion affect Britain?