Topic support for teachers

Hamilton’s cross-curricular Topics are written to facilitate the teaching of objectives across the whole of the new national curriculum for England. These include history, geography, art and design, music, PE, computing, D&T, and also English, maths and science. Our Topics are designed to engage children in active learning with meaningful outcomes, while enabling schools to fulfil the challenging goals set within this framework.

Topic Choices

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.

Maths in Topics

Topics present abundant opportunities for contextual maths.  You can find links to particularly rich examples by downloading the PDF for your year group below.  Have fun with maths and explore a cross-curricular topic at the same time. 

Download: Maths in Reception TopicsMaths in KS1 Topics | Maths in LKS2 Topics | Maths in UKS2 Topics

A small sample of our Topics...

  • Celebrations

    Our Bett-Award shortlisted Celebrations Topic for Reception - discover some of the special celebrations in your community and in the wider world.
  • The Great Fire of London

    Key Stage 1 children are gripped by this significant historical event from the 17th Century which covers objectives across a wide range of subjects.
  • The Romans in Britain

    Lower Key Stage 2 children learn about the Roman Empire, its impact on Britain at the time and the legacy it left us in this history-rich topic.
  • Dinosaurs and Fossils

    Upper Key Stage 2 children learn about the fascinating creatures that inhabited prehistoric Earth and study the main epochs of fossils.