Enquiry based curriculum

Enquiry Based Curriculum

Enquiry based learning at West Hill School provides an opportunity for children to act as co-constructors of their curriculum. It enables children to personalise their learning.

Each year group follows a topic for a term or half term. Within the topic the teacher plans for learning opportunities using children’s previous knowledge and their interests. The topics cover history and geography elements of the national curriculum but are fundamentally cross curricular incorporating all aspects of learning.

Through this approach children are encouraged to research, investigate and problem solve to inform their learning. This approach/learning style encourages children to take ownership of their learning and become engaged, independent and motivated.

Our curriculum meets the requirements of the National Curriculum. The curriculum is taught using a variety of teaching and learning styles including:

  • Whole class teaching
  • Collaborative work including – in pairs and small groups
  • Individual work
  • Independent work
  • Visual learning
  • Auditory
  • Tactile