At Our Lady of the Wayside children really do take control of their own learning. Each term, every class discusses their theme title and what they would like to learn from it. Teachers incorporate the children's ideas into their termly planning.
By organising the curriculum in this way, it ensures that the children approach their learning full of enthusiasm. The National Curriculum is followed, but incorporated into the children's topic.
Thematic learning includes the curriculum areas of History, Geography, Science, Computing, Design and Technology and Art and Design.