Long-term planning

Excellent overviews of curriculum planning issues, including the significance of breadth and balance, are provided in (Reading 9.1):

The importance of subject domains is addressed in Chapter 9, section 4, and in Young (2008, Reading 9.3).  For a selection of subject guidance, which makes the point, see:

Awareness of the significance of subjects is complemented by the case for study of topics across subjects and for cross-curricula planning.   A committed argument is made by Hunter and Sheirer, whilst the Siraj-Blatchfords explore specific strategies for cross-curricula provision.

Establishing curricular connections and relevance for the lives of pupils is a constant challenge for teachers.  To help in meeting this need there have been calls for more use of local resources within the curriculum and attempts to personalize provision in a range of ways.