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Dame Ellen Pinsent School

Dame Ellen Pinsent School


This is our curriculum overview for the academic year 2023-24

The whole school connects by doing the same topic each half term. Each pathway approaches it in a different way and Orchard pathway delivers the topic across their 5 areas of learning:

Independence & Community

Interests & Play

Learning & Problem Solving

Sensory Processing and Emotional Regulation

Social Communication

Here is the Curriculum overview for Orchard Pathway 2023-24...

During Autumn 2 our Topic is 'A Victorian Christmas'

The following document outlines the purpose, aims and end-point of the 'Victorian' topic within the Orchard pathway. 


During Autumn 1 our Topic is 'Painters'. 

The following document outlines the purpose and aims of the 'Painters' Topic within the Orchard Pathway. It also highlights key vocabulary and skills that will be built upon during the topic. 

The following Topic Web shows the possible ways in which the 'Painters' Topic may be experienced by children within the Orchard Pathway across their 5 areas of learning.