At Red Lane we used the changes to the National Curriculum as a chance to change the way we learn. Our topic based work in now an exciting ‘LearninChallenge’ Curriculum.

The Learning Challenge approach is designed to develop thinking skills and encourage greater participation and involvement. It requires deep thinking and encourages our pupils to work using a question as the starting point. This means that our learning will be focused around questions.

All of our ‘topic’ lessons will begin with a question that we will try to answer or solve so that we can answer a bigger learning challenge. We will be researching, presenting, designing and making in order to answer and solve lots of question challenges.

Our Learning Challenge lessons focus on Geography, History, Art and Design and Technology but they also include links to other subjects that we are also learning such as Music, Dance, Science, Maths and English.

Here are some example learning challenges:

  • Would you rather be a penguin or a meerkat?
  • Were the Vikings always victorious and vicious?
  • Why do we love to be beside the seaside?
  • Why should the rainforest be important to us all?

Look out for some of our showcase events throughout the year that will tell you more about the topics we have been learning.

To find out more about the Learning Challenge Curriculum please visit the website