Hooks and Outcomes
Projects are designed to excite the learning, actively engage the learner and give a purpose for learning. The project will culminate in an outcome – a special event which showcases the learning. Each outcome has an audience and the children are required to share their learning by explaining, demonstrating and teaching others. Outcome events take place in school time and parents / carers are the main audience. These outcomes enable parents / carers to take part in the learning as well as getting a first-hand view of what is involved in the learning. A project is started with a motivator, which draws children into the learning, ignites their curiosity and gives a purpose to the learning and the outcome. For example, in Year 2 the motivator in 'Life on an Ocean Wave', which is a history led subject, is that there is going to be a new exhibition centre at Portsmouth Dockyard that needs new games that are linked to their main attraction: HMS Victory. Children then go on a journey of learning about HMS Victory. They are learning about events that are beyond living history that are significant and about Horatio Nelson who was a significant individual contributing to a national achievement.