Each Learning Experience includes:
- An exciting title to capture interest and leave the children wanting to find out more.
- An authentic outcome with a purpose for learning. This will be something the children are aiming to achieve by the end of the learning experience. This could be running a museum or café, exhibiting artwork in a gallery or designing and building an invention to solve a problem.
- A hook that happens right at the beginning of a learning experience which makes the learning irresistible and exciting.
- A series of steps that lead them through the journey to the authentic outcome.
- Key knowledge and skills are taught to the pupils throughout the learning experience so that they can achieve the authentic outcome. Where needed, pupils will receive carefully considered scaffolding to help them achieve and allow all pupils to be successful.
This approach means learning is meaningful and equips children to become learners who are aiming for an end goal. There is a greater sense of a journey through the curriculum as the children understand the steps they are taking to reach their destination.
Each learning experience will have a learning experience overview which will introduce the learning experience to the children and be stuck in their learning journals. These are also kept centrally on the school server. Teachers will assess what pupils learn in each unit and use this assessment to help themselves and other teachers build on the prior knowledge and skills the pupils have acquired.