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Cross-curricular Topics

Julie St Clair Hoare By Julie St Clair Hoare

Hamilton’s cross-curricular Topics provide fully-researched learning opportunities that utilise lively and engaging activities to work towards clear and meaningful outcomes.

Hamilton regularly adds new Topics to the website in order to extend the breadth and comprehensiveness of our coverage across all age ranges and to give teachers more choice in how they address the different curriculum areas. Our aim is to provide materials from which you can choose those that best fit the requirements of your individual setting.

Topics for Reception

  • In ‘Dinosaurs and Fossils’ children are immersed in imaginative dinosaur learning. Investigate fossil evidence; create your own dinosaurs; explore dinosaur landscapes.
  • In 'Celebrations' children discover all the different ways we celebrate, in both their community and around the world.

Explore all our cross-curricular topics for reception.

Topics for key stage 1 (Years 1 and 2)

  • In our free topic ‘The Great Fire of London’, Year 1 & 2 children will be gripped by the history and significance of this highly memorable 17th-century event. Contrast fire-safety from the past with today; study the buildings of the period; and learn rhymes and songs of the time.
  • Weather Experts’ will build children’s knowledge of weather patterns in the UK and develop their geographical skills through a series of engaging activities, such as creating and filming their own weather forecasts or making a class weather station.
  • Plus Changes within Living Memory, Oceans and Seas, We Are Britain and more!

Explore all our cross-curricular topics for KS1.

Topics for lower key stage 2 (Years 3 and 4)

  • Our free 'Romans' Topic introduces Year 3 and 4 children to life in Britain before the Romans, the Roman invasion and Roman entertainment, mosaics and buildings and engineering.
  • Excited about a major sports tournament? Use ‘Sports Tournaments’ to learn about the origins and development of popular sports and key tournament events. Use tournament locations to prompt some impressive geography learning and give children a chance to take part in a wide variety of sporting activities.
  • Plus Modern Europe, Anglo-Saxons, Rainforests, and more!

Explore all our cross-curricular topics for LKS2.

Topics for upper key stage 2 (Years 5 and 6)

Explore all our cross-curricular topics for UKS2.

Topics by Subject

You can find all of the topics that feature a specific subject area by looking at our topics for key stage 1, lower key stage 2 and upper key stage 2 and filtering by the subject tag, for example 'Science' or 'Drama'. We've also put together some collections of our favourite topics with a strong focus on a specific subject: