What is cross-curricular learning?
Cross-curricular learning allows children to make connections between prior knowledge and new information being introduced. Evidence shows that there is a clear advantage to teaching in a cross-curricular way, as it allows children to use the knowledge that they have acquired in a variety of different ways from different sources and helps them make links with what they are learning and enables them to draw on past experiences. The concept of cross-curricular learning is about providing exciting and inspiring learning for all, varying the teaching style to suit different learners. Enquiring and questioning is the root of learning; key questions underpin work undertaken and deepen understanding. Professor David Perkins is noted for stating “Learning is a consequence of thinking”. Which unless children are given the opportunity to independently analyse, think, justify and determine the answer for themselves, they will never develop the ability to effectively debate or explain issues that affect them. What needs to be considered is