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This assignment will provide a justification of the scheme of work created. The scheme of work has closely linked two foundation subjects together, these are geography and art and design. Together, these compliment and enrich the children’s learning through a Take One approach.
Take One Methodology begins with an initial stimuli chosen, in the scheme of work created this is a Dutch landscape painting which can be found in the Walker Art Gallery, (See Appendix One.) Using a stimuli is something which Bloomfield, (2000:138) supports, as they ‘are used to enhance children’s understanding.’ From this a plan of potential lines of enquiry should be created around the artefact chosen, (see Appendix Two.) This helps the practitioner to select one key line of enquiry, and from this, clear connections between subjects can be identified. This promotes cross-curricular learning, however Barnes, (2007:245) states that ‘cross curricular teaching is risky.’ This is something which Webb, (1996:93) identifies; however there are ‘no magical formula[s] for incorporating a crucial cross-curricular theme.’ Previous experience has shown that cross curricular practice will come when a wealth of experience and confidence is gained.
The two subjects linked within the scheme of work are geography and art and design. Linking these together is something which Bloomfield, (2000:123) identifies as beneficial as ‘geographical understanding can be expressed artistically.’ It is believed by Althouse, et al. (2003) that art is an essential part of all education. In addition to this, these subjects also provide clear links across the curriculum to other subjects, Catling and Tessa, (2009:151) are in agreement with this, stating that ‘geography is linked inherently to other subjects.’ The scheme of work demonstrates this within other National Curriculum links. However as Catling and…...

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