Sunday, 1 March 2015

Year 3 Learning Challenge (Spring 2) Who helps us more: engineers or scientists?

Why do we have a Learning Challenge?
  • Foster love of learning - We believe that it is a vital way to foster a sense of inquiry in our children, to develop a curiosity about the world and to take pleasure in learning something new.
  • Cultural entitlement We believe that the our Broadford pupils are entitled to a wide range of cultural opportunities.
  • Parental support We believe that it is important for us to provide guidance for parents on how the children's learning can be extended at home.
  • Celebration We believe that we should be celebrating the work and projects that children choose to do in their own time.
  • Challenge - We believe that we should offer enrichment that provides challenge for all learners (basic, advanced and deep understanding)
How does it work?
  • Half termly - there is a new challenge each half term focusing on either an aspect of the curriculum being taught or an enquiry question e.g. 'Who is the greatest woman of all time?'
  • Slow learning - because we always have high expectations for their work, it is anticipated that the children will take six weeks to complete the activities.
  • Pupil choice - children can choose how they present their learning challenge outcomes to their teacher or class.

What do they have to do? 

Significant Scientist
Mary Anning