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Eaves Primary School

Eaves Lane, Marshalls Cross,
St Helens, Merseyside WA9 3UB

01744 812700



Our approach to our School Curriculum


At Eaves Primary school, we follow a 'topic based' approach to our curriculum through our Learning Challenge Curriculum. This means wherever possible we group our subjects around the Learning Challenge topic.

The Learning Challenge curriculum is an enquiry based approach built around questioning, which helps 'hook' the children into their learning. By using a questioning approach, it develops curiosity and incorporates challenge for all children. Children are involved in the planning and emphasis is placed on the learning experiences being motivating, engaging and relevant for all the children.

Each year group has a new Learning Challenge each half term. It starts with a Prime Learning Challenge 'a big question' designed to hook the children into the learning experience. The Prime Learning Challenge may be based  around different subject areas usually  History and Geography,. Through these Learning Challenges, opportunities are built in for children to apply other key skills in literacy, mathematics, computing  and skills in learning together.

Whilst some of our curriculum is delivered through a Learning Challenge approach, some subjects are taught separately as they don't naturally 'fit' into the topic. Subjects such as Religious Education, PSHCE ,  Mathematics and literacy are usually taught separately although links are made when appropriate. Science can lend itself to the Learning Challenge topics such as space and plants whereas other Science areas are taught as separate units of work.

For more detailed  information on the curriculum  please speak to your child's class teacher