Harpur Hill Primary School & Nursery

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Curriculum - Our Learning Journey

We refer to our curriculum as the ‘learning journey’ to reflect the steps children take in learning; building, strengthening and applying their knowledge and skills as they progress through the school.



Each class has a long term plan overview, outlining the different topics to be studied. Our learning journey units start with a main question to be answered over the course of the term. At the start of a new unit, children will be asked what they already know and what they want to know. The children’s ideas and suggestions will then be used to plan a series of ‘learning challenges’ (lessons/activities) posed as questions. Involving the children this way leads to greater enjoyment and engagement in learning.


Bear Grylls Y5 Learning Journey      


Learning journey units include opportunities for pupil reflection and intended outcomes, encouraging them to present their learning and then evaluate it. For example, at the end of a topic on the Romans, pupils may set up their classroom as a museum and invite parents to come in and look at artefacts and read information leaflets. Children will be encouraged to present their learning to others as this enables learning at greater depth It encourages greater pride and ownership, builds confidence, speaking and listening skills, and also involves parents/carers in learning.

Individual class learning journey units can be found here: Classes



Curriculum Map (2021 - 2022) Long Term Plan
Learning Journey Units by Year Group