Whole School Topics and ‘Wow Factors’

‘I have come in order that you might have life – life in all its fullness.’ John 10:10

Whole School Topics 

As we have some mixed aged classes at Farncombe, we plan our curriculum very carefully, ensuring that a particular skill or piece of knowledge is taught across the full year group or even the whole school. The main way in which we achieve this is through our Whole School Topics. These are based on either History or Geography, with each topic lasting one half term (6-7 weeks). During their three years with us, children will study 18 topics, 6 each year.

Wow Factors 

Each topic has an attached ‘wow factor’ to inspire children and excite and enthuse learning. Our very active Friends Association fund these ‘wow factors’, providing wonderful opportunities for all our pupils. The following is a list of current topics and wow factors. Photographs and details of our topics and wow factors are available on our instagram feed: @farncombe_infants


Food and Farms: Mobile Farm Visit

Castles: Windsor Castle Trip

Fires and Bakeries: Drama Workshop

World Habitats: WWF trip (on the train!)

France: French Day with dancing and French breakfasts

Holidays: ‘Farncombe on Sea’ with an ice cream van in the playground


(Limited due to covid replaced by a series of Fun Fridays)

India: Bollywood Dance Workshops

Romans: Butser Farm Visits