Curriculum Learning Experiences

The Big Picture diagrams of the Northern Ireland Curriculum list examples of learning experiences to be promoted and fostered throughout learning and teaching in the classroom.

Investigating and problem

Relevant and enjoyable

Skills integrated

Offers choice

Supportive environment

Positive reinforcement

Ongoing reflection

Linked to other curriculum areas


Active and hands on

Challenging and engaging

Culturally diverse

Varied to suit learning styles

Enquiry based

Teachers will need to use different pedagogical approaches to give pupils such a range of experiences. These include active learning methods, which can be informed by Assessment for Learning strategies.

Overview of the Curriculum, including The Big Picture

Overview of the Foundation Stage Curriculum

Overview of the Key Stage 1 & 2 Curriculum

Overview of the Key Stage 3 Curriculum

Overview of the Key Stage 4 Curriculum