Our new head starts in September, and has talked a lot about how he wants to promote investigatory learning, likes children to lead their own learning, and hates seeing children on the carpet. He never talks about 'teaching', only 'learning'. I agree with what he says in principal, but am struggling to see how this works in practice in terms of Literacy/Numeracy. Hopefully he will show us and give us some examples, but for now I am trying to pan the first week or two and wondered if anybody else worked in a similar way and could offer any insight. I teach Y2, but he is promoting this all the way up to Y6. I can see how it will work for topic time - instead of teaching children the features of a castle, they could use books/internet/posters around the room to learn themselves etc. Or investigate how to box model a castle with a moving drawbridge. But how would I create an environment with this ethos for Literacy or Numeracy, where concepts need to be actively taught? A child will not just stumble upon the method for adding 2 digit numbers, for example, and Im at a loss about how to teach this without getting them on the carpet and teaching them! I could have them at tables with activities/resources for use at times during the input, but I would still have to do some degree of 'teaching' from the front of the class. Perhaps this is what he means...Obviously I will find out more in September, but I am curious if others work in this way and have any practical guidance/advice. Thankyou!