St Gregory the Great Catholic Primary School

We reopen for the children of key workers, Early Years, Year 1 & Year 6 from 1st June. See "news" below for details.


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.

You can find out more about these within the Our School section of our website. 

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

Mini-beast Hunt

Visit a dark cave.Fruit picking.

High ropes course

Sit on a horse or pony.

Raft building

Experience Geo-caching and orienteering


Grow Plants and vegetables to eat


Grow Plants and vegetable to cook



Core Subjects

We teach Phonics  using the Read, Write, Inc scheme as our base.

We teach English using  Jane Considine - The Write Stuff

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 and Empiri Box as our base.