Core Skills

Core Skills
Core Skills

Here at Sea Mills Primary School, through our learning across the curriculum, we teach and embed core skills that are aimed at developing the essential skills for learning and life. Our Monday morning assembly and initial Monday morning lesson sets aside explicit opportunities for these core skills to be taught. Then throughout the week and across the year, core skills embedded as part of our whole school culture. Each class focuses on achieving a core skill over a two week period. These are written in child friendly ‘I can…’ statements that progress from the Early Years to Year 6. All members of staff have their eyes peeled to catch children being brilliant and meeting their core skill. When they do this, their individual spider moves onto their class web. Each term, the whole school is set an ‘I can’ statement to achieve across the school in shared areas including in the lunch hall and playground. Children should be able to talk about the statement they are working on and what they need to do to move their spider onto the web.

The focus of these core skills changes each term:

Term 1: Learning with Others

Term 2: It’s up to you!

Term 3: Reach for the Stars

Term 4: Knowing Me Knowing You

Term 5: Thinking Skills

Term 6: Speaking & Listening