Another great theme pack from 123SOW

Iceberg straight ahead!!!

On the 14th of April 1912, the famous passenger ship, the RMS Titanic which was thought to be unsinkable, sank on her maiden voyage from the UK to America with a great loss of life after colliding with this iceberg.

In this brilliant new theme pack from 123SOW you’ll find answers to all your questions about the ill fated ship along with stories from survivors and other resources covering more general sea travel, and also the science behind floating and sinking.

  • How was the Titanic built?
  •  Why she was thought to be unsinkable?
  • What happened on her fateful maiden voyage?
  •  How she sank?
  • What happened to the passengers and crew?
  • Were there any survivors and what were their stories?

Art and Design

There’s a new theme pack available on the 123 Scheme of Work – Art and Design. This month’s featured theme is the creative subject of art and design. In primary school, art and design can be fun, it can be decorative and it can also be used to convey a message, or tell a story. It can be created for exhibition, demonstration and illustration purposes, or it can simply be produced for personal enjoyment and as a vehicle for expressing the artist’s imagination and creativity. There can be little doubt that the subject has wide-ranging appeal and artistic creation is really enjoyed by many – children and adults alike!

Another great, new theme pack.

A new theme pack on Poetry has been produced for the 123SOW. Poetry can be fun, it can be used to send a message and it can be used to tell a story. It can rhyme, or not; it can be deep and meaningful or be nonsensical.  Poetry can be performed, or it can be for personal consumption and enjoyment. It can be full of humour that makes us laugh or so deep and meaningful that it moves us to tears. In short, poetry is simply great!

My favourite Haiku:
To convey one’s mood
In seventeen syllables
Is very diffic              (John Cooper Clarke)




First wave of 20 BETA test schools on board with 123SOW

This afternoon we welcomed the first twenty schools on board 123SOW at our beta launch meeting in Witney.  As beta testers they have very early access to 123SOW and will provide us with honest feedback about 123SOW and help us develop our scheme and content moving forward.  On the whole they were delighted by the flexibility of 123SOW to be tailored to each school’s individual needs.  The truth of the pudding will be in the use of 123SOW come the Autumn term.  For now our Beta Schools’ focus was on finding challenges to teach when they return in September.