Get on top of planning with a Curriculum Topic List
Don’t be bamboozled by an overcrowded curriculum!
A curriculum topic list can help you make sense of everything you need to cover.
We’ve all heard that the curriculum is over-crowded. There’s so much to cover that it can be easy for topics to slip through the cracks. Or it can be difficult to know where to start with your planning or to find the opportunities for integration. A curriculum topic list can help with this. When I was in the classroom, I always wished there was a quick, easy to read list I could look at to reference and check off what I had done. I love a good list!
Curriculum topic lists are perfect for this they give you a quick breakdown of subjects and the content that needs to be covered. They can be used in several ways.
- To help with your planning. You can check them off as you plan.
- To help find or prepare resources. A quick reference list can give you the keywords you need to do an online search on TPT or Pinterest. Ready made resources are a huge timesaver!
- To understand what students have covered in previous years to help you gauge their level of prior knowledge and understanding.
- To help your teaching team know what’s in the curriculum for your grade. Sometimes there can be some confusion/double up on content which is frustrating for both teachers and students. A topic checklist is a great way to ensure all grades know what they’re responsible for teaching.
- To give parents an idea of the knowledge and skills their children will be/have been covering at school. I think they’d be quite surprised to see just how much they’ve covered!
- To find opportunities for integration. Because there’s so much to cover integrating subjects is a fantastic way to consolidate the content and, as they say, kill two birds with one stone. This is a very efficient way of planning and teaching and can also lead to a greater depth of knowledge and understanding.
To get you started we’ve got a curriculum topic list that covers HASS, Science and Maths for Grades 5 and 6 that you download from our Free Resource Library. We’d recommend printing it out on A3 paper and putting it on your wall for quick reference. To access our Free Resource Library, join our V.I.T membership and we’ll email it straight to you.
If you can think of any other ways to use these lists we’d love to hear them. Feel free to comment below or send us an email.
We look forward to hearing from you.