A concept is a mental representation of a thing or a class of things. ‘Key’ concepts are ones judged to be particularly important in a certain context. This includes a sense of scale and range, as well as importance, within the subject.
At Chaddlewood, key concepts are used as longitudinal themes to link the subject together to ensure that the curriculum is continually reinforced and so that pupils remember more in the long term.
We have created our own key concept symbols. These are added to our resources and are used to tie current understanding to previous.
Main questions are used in history, geography and design and technology to explore each curriculum module. These are used to ensure that the learning that children experience remains focussed.
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