I am writing something about creativity and for background texture thought it would be interesting to see how often the word ‘creativity’ was mentioned in the National Curriculum for KS 1-4. Well it’s just 13 times and only in the subjects of art, history, computing, design and technology, and music. So no creativity in English, science, maths and the other subjects? Furthermore the word ‘imagination’ is used only 5 times, ‘judgement’ only 3 times and ‘originality’ not at all. Unsurprisingly the word ‘facts’ is mentioned 28 times.
Surely this shows a lack of imagination.