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Learning Challenge Curriculum

 

 

At All Saints we aim to provide our pupils with a unique and innovative Learning Challenge Curriculum that promotes curiosity, develops basic skills and ultimately raises standards. The children complete a number of exciting topics throughout the year to ensure all non-core subjects are delivered in an exciting and stimulating manner.

 

What are our aims?

We want our pupils to

  • Enjoy their learning
  • Feel successful in their work and to promote their self esteem
  • Become creative, independent learners
  • Be given significant time to learn new skills and have time to practise those skills
  • Have the flexibility to decide how best to learn in different situations
  • Have the flexibility to decide what they are going to learn and how
  • Be given the opportunity to decide upon the final outcome of their learning
  • Be able to set own targets for learning
  • Know what their strengths are and areas of development are
  • Become successful lifelong learners who are able to reach their full potential
  • Be able to evaluate and assess their own learning

 

How is The Learning Challenge Curriculum taught?

A wide range of teaching and learning styles are adapted to deliver the Learning Challenge Curriculum. The topics are enquiry based and are driven by the pupils’ own questions. Within each topic ‘WOW’ moments are carefully planned for to capture the pupils’ imagination and to inspire them in their thinking.

Planned around the distinctive needs of our children at All Saints, the teaching and learning of the Learning Challenge Curriculum aims to:

  • Be enquiry-based and promote curiosity
  • Be outcome driven to raise standards
  • Embed the application of basic skills
  • Allow writing to be meaningfully embedded across the curriculum
  • Be cross-curricular in a meaningful context
  • Integrate empowering learning (‘learn to learn’) skills
  • Incorporate the latest thinking about quality learning and brain-based learning

 

Within school we have developed a long term plan to ensure that topics are not repeated in different year groups.

 

When planning topics for the Learning Challenge Curriculum teachers consider:

  • What pupils already know about the topic and what they want to know about the topic by carrying out pre-learning tasks.
  • What the justification and context for planning and delivering the topic is in terms of the objectives covered and the school’s locality.
  • How tasks will be differentiated to ensure that the right degree of challenge and support is set.
  • What WOW experiences could be included to capture imagination and inspire pupils.
  • How opportunities for the pupils to reflect on their learning can be built into the topic.
  • How links can be made to incorporate English, Mathematics and Computing skills into the topic.
  • How to ensure skills progression within each subject across the topic.

 

How is The Learning Challenge Curriculum assessed?

  • At the end of each topic children present what they have learnt through a variety of ways to demonstrate their progression throughout their learning journey. This may be through the form of a specific a piece of writing, a class assembly, by creating a gallery to showcase some of their best pieces of work or through other innovative mediums.
  • Pupils are assessed against the objectives laid out in the National Curriculum for all of the non-core subjects that make up our Learning Challenge Curriculum topics.
  • Subject leaders collect evidence through data, work scrutiny, lesson observations, pupil interviews and photographs to assess the quality and coverage of how their subject is being delivered throughout the school to monitor progress.
  • Parents and carers are kept informed of pupil progress in all subjects through 2 Parents Evenings, 3 written reports. They are also invited into a variety of open days and class assemblies to celebrate achievements.

 

Resources

Each year group has its own annual budget to ensure that all Learning Challenge topics are fully resourced to support and inspire the children in their learning. Money is also allocated to spend on ‘Wow’ experiences for the children to inspire them further within each Learning Challenge topic.

In addition, subject leaders also have a budget to ensure that their subject is also fully resourced.

 

How can you support your child at home?

  • Talk to your child about their Learning Challenge topic.
  • Visit museums/galleries and other local resources that link to the topic.
  • Visit the library to borrow books that are linked to the topic.
  • Enjoy completing art and design tasks linked to the topic.
  • You are always welcome to speak to your child’s class teacher to discuss any other ways in which you can help your child with their topic work.

 

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 1

PRIME Learning Challenge Topic:  Is WiFi more fun than what my grandparents played with?

History – changes in living memory.

PRIME Learning Challenge Topic:  How has Bury changed since my grandparents were my age?

History – changes in living memory.

Geography – local area study.

PRIME Learning Challenge Topic:  Where would I like to visit in the UK?

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PRIME Learning Challenge Topic:  How is my life in Bury different to that of a child’s in Africa.

Geography – compare UK to non-European region.

 

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PRIME Learning Challenge Topic:  Science based – living things.

How am I the same and different to my pets?

 

Science challenge Topic:

Materials.

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Seasonal Change.

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Living Things.

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Year 2

PRIME Learning Challenge Topic:  How did a young girl’s discovery teach the world about dinosaurs?

History – significant individuals.

PRIME Learning Challenge Topic:  Would I rather live in the North Pole or South Pole?

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PRIME Learning Challenge Topic:  How can I stay safe at the seaside?

Geography – maps and land features.

History – significant individuals.

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PRIME Learning Challenge Topic:  How did the Great Fire of London change our capital city?

History – significant events beyond memory.

Geography – The UK.

PRIME Learning Challenge Topic:

 

Science challenge Topic:

Materials.

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Plants.

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Living things and habitats.

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Year 3

PRIME Learning Challenge Topic:  Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age.

PRIME Learning Challenge Topic:  Volcanoes and earthquakes.

 

PRIME Learning Challenge Topic:  The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain. Name and locate cities of the UK.

PRIME Learning Challenge Topic: The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain. Name and locate cities of the UK.

PRIME Learning Challenge Topic:  Comparing a region of the UK with a region in a European country.

PRIME Learning Challenge Topic:   Comparing a region of the UK with a region in a European country.

Science challenge Topic:

Animals including humans.

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Rocks.

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Plants.

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Light.

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Forces and magnets.

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Year 4

PRIME Learning Challenge Topic:  Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots.

PRIME Learning Challenge Topic:   Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots.

 

PRIME Learning Challenge Topic:  Comparing a region of the UK with a region of South America.

PRIME Learning Challenge Topic:   Comparing a region of the UK with a region of South America.

PRIME Learning Challenge Topic:  The achievements of the earliest civilisations (Ancient Egypt).

PRIME Learning Challenge Topic:   The achievements of the earliest civilisations (Ancient Egypt).

Science challenge Topic:

States of matter.

 

Science challenge Topic:

Electricity.

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Living things and their habitat.

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Living things and their habitat.

Science challenge Topic:

Sound.

Science challenge Topic:

Animals including humans.

Year 5

PRIME Learning Challenge Topic:  A study of Greek life and their achievements.

PRIME Learning Challenge Topic:  Name and locate countries and cities.

PRIME Learning Challenge Topic:  An in-depth local history study.

PRIME Learning Challenge Topic:   An in-depth local history study.

PRIME Learning Challenge Topic:  Human geography (destination Europe).

PRIME Learning Challenge Topic:  Human geography (destination Europe).

Science challenge Topic:

Forces.

 

Science challenge Topic:

Properties and changes of materials.

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Living things and their habitats.

Science challenge Topic:

Animals, including humans.

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Space.

Science challenge Topic:

Space.

Year 6

PRIME Learning Challenge Topic:  A study of an aspect of British history (World War Two).

PRIME Learning Challenge Topic:   A study of an aspect of British history (World War Two).

PRIME Learning Challenge Topic:  Rivers and mountains.

 

PRIME Learning Challenge Topic:  Rivers and mountains.

 

PRIME Learning Challenge Topic:  a non-European society that provides contrasts with British history (Mayans).

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Science challenge Topic:

Light.

 

Science challenge Topic:

Electricity.

Science challenge Topic:

Animals, including humans.

Science challenge Topic:

Living things and their habitats.

Science challenge Topic:

Evolution and inheritance.

Science challenge Topic:

Evolution and inheritance.

 

Attendance

Attendance

  • EY FS 92.0
  • Year 1 92.67
  • Year 2 90.67
  • Year 3 97.00
  • Year 4 97.24
  • Year 5 95.52
  • Year 6 95.33
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