Supporting the National Curriculum

How does is fit into the curriculum?

Open Minds fulfils various requirements in all Key Stages and can be used to focus on elements in Physical Education, and PSHE and Citizenship. Additionally, as Open Minds activities are flexible enough to be used in a cross-curricular or thematic approach, aspects of English, Science and Maths are also included.

PSHE and Citizenship

Developing confidence and responsibility and making the most of their abilities
Developing good relationships and respecting the differences between people
Communication skills
Working with others
Improving their own learning and performance
Problem solving


Outdoor and Adventurous Activities - problem solving
Skills - acquiring, developing, selecting and applying
Performance - evaluating, tactics, improving, composition


Speaking and Listening


Counting, ordering, patterns, shape, problem solving, time

Personal Capabilities

Self esteem, tenacity and critical thinking


For a detailed look at exactly where Open Minds supports the National Curriculum, click on the links below:

Early Years and Foundation | Key Stage 1 | Key Stage 2 | Key Stage 3 | Key Stage 4