S.T.A.R. Curriculum (Skills That Are Real)

Our S.T.A.R. curriculum is based around the key life skills that help learners to improve their learning and performance in education, work and life.

Click on the STAR to find out what your child will be learning in the STAR curriculum:

Find out about the key skills that the children use during their S.T.A.R. and other lessons below – click on the STAR to see the range of skills to be covered

Our STAR curriculum is based around the skills of Blooms Taxonomy. The activities planned for cover the breadth of the national curriculum whilst developing the skills the children will need to use in their every day lives.

Remember

…..remembering or recalling appropriate, previously learned information to draw out factual (usually right or wrong) answers. Use words and phrases such as: how many, when, where, list, define, tell, describe, identify, etc., to draw out factual answers, testing students’ recall and recognition. 

Understand

….grasping or understanding the meaning of informational materials. Use words such as: describe, explain, estimate, predict, identify, differentiate, etc., to encourage students to translate, interpret, and extrapolate. 

Apply

……applying previously learned information (or knowledge) to new and unfamiliar situations. Use words such as: demonstrate, apply, illustrate, show, solve, examine, classify, experiment, etc., to encourage students to apply knowledge to situations that are new and unfamiliar

Analyse

……breaking down information into parts, or examining (and trying to understand the organizational structure of) information. Use words and phrases such as: what are the differences, analyze, explain, compare, separate, classify, arrange, etc., to encourage students to break information down into parts. 

Create

……..applying prior knowledge and skills to combine elements into a pattern not clearly there before. Use words and phrases such as: combine, rearrange, substitute, create, design, invent, what if, etc., to encourage students to combine elements into a pattern that’s new.

Evaluation

……judging or deciding according to some set of criteria, without real right or wrong answers. Use words such as: assess, decide, measure, select, explain, conclude, compare, summarize, etc., to encourage students to make judgements according to a set of criteria.