The Learning Challenge Curriculum has been created with a strong sense of enquiry at its heart. The question-led units encourage pupils to research and present information taking full account of their ability to retain key knowledge and skills for the long term. It uses the National Curriculum as its reference point, but also takes account of pupils context, including their locality. Schools and academies are encouraged to use the materials provided as a starting point to enable them to create a curriculum that is bespoke to them.WHAT MAKES OUR CURRICULUM DIFFERENT?
Centred around Enquiry based learning, it demands pupils to be inquisitive raising and answering questions. Each unit also links to an excellent quality text providing support for the English Curriculum.
Key Knowledge and Skills
It builds progressively towards pupils acquiring key knowledge and skills linked to the National Curriculum. It also provides learners with subject-specific vocabulary and sticky knowledge.
Most units have full schemes of work covering the Science, History or Geography element, with internet links to add to the learning. It guarantees coverage of the National Curriculum in Science, History, Geography, Art and Design Technology.PRICING PLANSPREMIUM
Perfect for those teachers and schools that want to buy into the curriculum. Get long term plans for each year group and get ideas for literature, resources and activities you can use with your pupils. You will still have to plan for each unit of work but lots of our schools like this as they want the independence to create and shape their own curriculum. You can also choose to purchase individual schemes of work.
Created for those schools that want a full curriculum with long term plan and schemes of work for each unit. You will also get access to all the knowledge mats for Science, History, Geography and Music and all the resources on the site. Basically a one stop shop.
You can take a tour of the Learning Challenge Curriculum Website below and have a look at what you will receive. View the Learning Challenge Website here
"During our latest inspection there was a big focus on the wider curriculum and they were blown away with the Learning Challenge and how we had weaved enquiry based thinking across the whole curriculum."Holy Family Catholic School
"Already the children, staff and parents are engaged and enthused by their new themes and the learning that has already taken place in 3 days is phenomenal. We have them hooked!"Adswood Primary
"The Learning Challenge Curriculum struck us immediately as the right way to progress! The curriculum uses pre-learning tasks, to ensure that children are directly involved in the planning process – which in its turn allows teachers to gauge exactly where the learning need lies. As planned, we worked with Clive to launch the curriculum for our Year 1 students; these children are now our current Year 6 cohort. The effects have been really noticeable – parents who had children in the junior school prior to the amalgamation commented on how much more engaged their children were at school. Lessons are now child centered, as they should be, with prior knowledge and pupil voice having a greater impetus in the planning of lessons. I don’t envision we’ll be working to another curriculum in the foreseeable future."Anfield Primary School
"An excellent framework which will fire the imagination of teaching teams"Oakdene Primary School
"The Learning Challenge Curriculum fosters both student and teacher creativity, ensuring an adaptable curriculum tailored to the suit the needs of the learner, and it has played an instrumental role in bringing about the changes we have made to our KS2 maths lessons. With the help of the Learning Challenge Curriculum, which creates a bespoke curriculum that reflects the requirements of the pupils, the school has been able to regain its ‘Outstanding’ status. The strength of our curriculum is built on a solid foundation of Focus material, including the Learning Challenge Curriculum and our approach to maths."Fielding Primary School
Extract from the Ofsted report:
Windmill Hill Primary School
- A rich, broad curriculum provides pupils with stimulating learning opportunities which motivate them as learners.
- The introduction of a revised curriculum that the school calls the ‘Learning Challenge Curriculum’ has greatly enhanced the development of pupils’ key skills across other subject areas, in a stimulating and exciting manner. ’Wow days’ are a key feature of this. The Reception class had a ‘Wow day’ about building, when children constructed a house with a design and technology focus. Their families were invited, with a high number of parents attending. Year 2 have a ’Wow day’ planned on mechanisms; the challenge is to build a vehicle linked to a character in the class storybook.
- Pupils said that lessons were interesting and teachers help them with their learning. Key Stage 1 pupils spoke enthusiastically about learning to spell and read. The Learning Challenge Curriculum and ’Wow days’ were enjoyed by all and pupils commented, ‘It makes learning fun.’
- The Learning Challenge Curriculum stimulates interests and enables pupils to practise their reading, writing and mathematical skills in other subjects. It contributes to the pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development by providing a range of opportunities to study other cultures and religions. Pupils in a Year 3 class were engrossed in a lesson about the Jewish religion and the importance of the Torah, and in a Year 5 class studying ancient Egypt, pupils enthusiastically took part in an activity which involved being an estate agent selling a pyramid.
Extract from the Ofsted report:
St Mary’s CofE Primary School
- The very broad and balanced curriculum is effectively planned and delivered. Staff plan different aspects of the curriculum around a number of broad enquiry questions that are designed to spark pupils’ curiosity. For example, Year 2 pupils have recently developed their skills in a range of subjects by answering the question, ‘Why would a dinosaur not make a good pet?’ This diverse and engaging curriculum plays a vital role in sustaining pupils’ thirst for knowledge while greatly expanding their understanding of the world.