Creative Skills Based Curriculum
At St Gregory’s the Great we believe that for children to be able to succeed and achieve throughout their life they need to have had meaningful and exciting learning experiences and to have been taught knowledge through the progression of key skills.
At the heart of our curriculum are the Characteristics of Effective Learning.
Active Learning (Engagement)
Playing and Exploring (Motivation)
Creative and Critical Thinking (Thinking)
Children are taught through creative topics that cover key skills and knowledge appropriate to their age and stage. These topics will run on a two year cycle and be taught across Key Stage phases.
Each topic will be balanced between subject content (the facts) and subject process (how children learn and the sequence of learning). All the subject processes can be described as ‘I am behaving like a…historian/ scientist/gymnast etc. Each topic will follow the ‘The big curriculum’ process cycle. During their time at school children will develop their understanding of the process and by Year 6 should be able to manage it independently.
In Primary we teach phonics (learning to read) using the Read, Write, Inc scheme.