At Masefield Primary School, we believe that children learn most effectively when they are engaged in purposeful, practical activities that they enjoy and are relevant to their world. As such we adopt a cross-curricular approach to learning, through the Learning Challenge Curriculum.

The Learning Challenge concept is built around the principle of greater learner involvement in their work. It requires deep thinking and encourages learners to work using a question as the starting point. The Learning Challenge approach is used as a structure and ethos for curriculum design. In designing the curriculum teachers and learners are using a prime learning challenge, expressed as a question, as the starting point.

Using the information gained from pre- learning tasks, the new National Curriculum and the school’s context a series of subsidiary challenges are then planned. Each subsidiary learning challenge is also expressed as a question. The important point is that the learning challenges need to make sense to the learners and it is something that is within their immediate understanding. 

We use a variety of resources and strategies to promote PSHCE:

  • SEALs (Social Emotional Aspects of Learning)
  • Circle time
  • Kagan

We teach phonics using the Letters and Sounds programme and children are streamed within their year group.

Enhancements: Throughout the year we will be enhancing our curriculum through a number of whole school events such as Book Week and Super Science Day. Further information will be provided on the school newsletters.

Please click here to visit the Learning Challenge Curriculum website.