Learning Challenge Mid Term Plans

The materials available in this section will help leaders and teachers plan for an exciting and meaningful curriculum utilising the Learning Challenge ™ approach.

The scheme of work has been developed to ensure that you will have full coverage of the National Curriculum. It follows the programmes of study for each year group.

The materials are not intended to be used as a rigid scheme of work but rather as the basis for sparking ideas which will work in your school with your children. A great many schools and academies have used these with staff as a starting point and then developed their own interpretations and ideas to meet the needs of their context.

Warning – do not allow this to become your scheme of work without thinking it through for your school!

Science content:
Each set of Learning Challenges links directly to the science knowledge, skills and understanding that ensures that learning is progressive and continuous.  There has been an attempt to link either creative or expressive arts into each scientific learning challenge so that there is breadth and balance in the coverage as a whole.  Each Learning Challenge has a suggested ‘wow’ and its own suggested ‘reflection’. By using these you will get a more complete level of challenge for the pupils.  You will also note that every opportunity has been taken to help children apply literacy and numeracy skills where it is possible to do so.

Geography and history:
Each set of Learning Challenges then links directly to the history and geography knowledge, skills and understanding that ensures that learning is progressive and continuous. There has been an attempt to link either creative or expressive arts into each learning challenge so that there is breadth and balance in the coverage as a whole. In this way history and geography become the drivers and art, DT, music and dance are the enhancers.  Each Learning Challenge has a suggested ‘wow’ and its own suggested ‘reflection’. By using these you will get a more complete level of challenge for the pupils.  You will also note that every opportunity has been taken to help children apply literacy and numeracy skills where it is possible to do so.