Skills Based Curriculum
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
You can find out more about these within the Our School section of our website.
We teach Phonics using the Read, Write, Inc scheme as our base.
We teach English using Big Writing Adventures and Brilliant Books
Our Reading is structured using a combination of reading scheme and real books which are levelled using standard Book Banding.
We teach Maths using Big Maths.
We teach Science using Hamilton plans as our base.
How We Monitor and Assess at St Greg’s Primary
Enriching our Curriculum
At St Gregory the Great we want to provide possibilities to open up the world to our pupils. All children will have access to lessons with specialist Music and Physical Education Teachers. All Children will be offered the opportunity to go on at least three school trips a year and to a Christmas Performance, along with the following outdoor learning guarantee to develop an understanding the wider environment through outdoor learning opportunities, by providing opportunities for our children to learn how to balance risks against benefits
Every Learner will have opportunities to explore adventurous activities, natural environments, farms and the countryside, art, and creativity. Below is a table that outlines how this might look. This will be reviewed yearly and may change based upon events in locality and interests of pupils.
|Nursery & FSU||Years 1 & 2||Years 3 & 4||Years 5 & 6|
|Forest School||All children will participate in ForestSchool each year.|
Explore the Playground Equipment at FlorencePark (zip wire
)To walk up and roll down a hill.
Walk and play on a beach.
Go on a treasure hunt.
To stay away from home for one night.
Visit a castle prison cell.
|To stay away from home for four nights on a residential trip.|
Make a mud cake and create a petal potion
Paint using their hands and feet outside.
Create a circus act in our yurt.
Make your own rock pool.
Build a sand sculpture
Make a sculpture outside using natural materials.
Create a clay sculpture
Build a den or shelter.
Complete a circuit of a track using a bike or scooter
Complete an obstacle course
Make and fly a kite.
Create an obstacle course
Skim a stone
Climb a tree
Build a fire
Cook on a fire
Cook with farm ingredients
|Visit a dark cave.Fruit picking.||
High ropes course
Sit on a horse or pony.
Experience Geo-caching and orienteering
Grow Plants and vegetables to eat
Grow Plants and vegetable to cook