REAL projects at LDSM

Our Curriculum- REAL projects 


At Long Ditton St Mary’s we believe in making learning purposeful and do this by teaching the National Curriculum through the use of REAL Projects.


REAL projects must be:

 R = Rigorous

 E = Engaging

 A = Authentic

 L = Learning


Learning through REAL projects is a design for learning that connects deep subject content with real world problem solving. REAL projects enable all students to create extraordinary work that matters beyond their exercise books and classroom. The children gain knowledge and skills by working to investigate and respond to a complex question, problem or challenge.


At all times, these REAL projects must be rigorous and engaging with the children learning throughout the project. All of these skills and aspects ensure children are engaged in learning to the highest possible level. See the presentation below for more information on our project-based learning approach.