How We Teach

"Brain development and thinking skills are key"

Hannah Peaty,  Curriculum Lead.

At Soho Parish, learning is about connections.  We teach a ‘concept-based’ curriculum, in which all subjects are taught through a common concept each term.  You can see below the concepts for each year in our two year cycle.

Making connections is a key feature of learning, as children build layers of understanding through a variety of experiences and subjects.  As they do so they are literally making connections between neurons in the brain.

We promote ‘growth mindset’ and develop children’s thinking skills through teaching them about the functions of the brain and encouraging debate. Philosophy circles and mindfulness are taught weekly.

In each subject area, we aim to develop key skills through the medium of our integrated curriculum.  Please see each subject page for a summary of our approach.

Soho Parish Concept Curriculum Overview

Concept Map example Key Stage 1

Concept Map example Key Stage 2