KS 1/2 Learning Challenges
Each year group follows its own set of challenges that always has a science, a history or a geography focus. The curriculum is tailored to the children's interests to ensure maximum engagement and progress in learning. Learning Challenges are not only designed to ensure maximum possible progress in the foundation/non-core subjects but also to have impact on the literacy and numeracy skills throughout the school. Where possible, the learning challenges are used to provide opportunities to support and reinforce literacy and numeracy learning.
We feel that learning is most successful where connections between ideas are made. The success of learning challenges is that it allows children to make these connections and apply their learning in other areas.
Your child's teacher will add medium term plans for each of their learning challenges to their class pages throughout the year. Examples of children's work will also be added regularly, so don't forget to keep checking!
Children learn in a variety of ways and as result we need to plan to meet the needs of every child. At St. Aidan's we are using an empowering learning programme to ensure that children become:
- Team Workers
- Reflective Learners
- Effective Participators
- Self Managers
- Resourceful Thinkers
- Independent Enquirers
By equipping children with these skills we are enabling them to become more efficient and resilient life-long learners.
An overview of the skills covered in each of the areas of empowering learning, broken down in to year groups can be found below:
Empowering Learning .pdf