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National Curriculum

In September 2014, the new National Curriculum for state schools in England became statutory.   We saw this as an opportunity to review our school curriculum and we carefully evaluated available resources and research evidence to make the best decisions for our own pupils.  We asked them what kinds of topics, activities and types of learning they enjoyed most and what they liked least!  We asked them and their families, what types of experience they wanted us to include.

As a result,  we have implemented an incredibly innovative curriculum which we believe not only meets the national requirements but which offers a real breadth of learning far beyond that.  It offers our children excitement, innovation, awe and wonder within a carefully planned, progressive framework.   Instrumental to our curriculum are the opportunities for real experiences, such as visiting fascinating places, working with inspirational people and taking part in stimulating and unique community projects, which we hope will inspire our children to develop a life-long passion for learning and to acquire the skills, confidence and motivation to be successful citizens.    

We provide a creative curriculum based around the Cornerstones Curriculum, a nationally recognised approach for delivering outstanding learning opportunities for children.

 

 

 

What is the Cornerstones Curriculum?

The Cornerstones Curriculum is a creative and thematic approach to learning that is mapped to the 2014 Primary National Curriculum to ensure comprehensive coverage of national expectations. Our curriculum is delivered through Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs) which provide a rich menu of exciting and motivating learning activities that make creative links between all aspects of our children’s learning. 


We believe children learn better when they are encouraged to use their imagination and apply their learning to engaging contexts. Our new curriculum will provide lots of learning challenges throughout the academic year that will require children to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding effectively across the curriculum.

Cornerstones also provide a rigorous essential skills framework that outlines the end of year expectations in all subjects. These essential skills are tied to activities and are age related so that staff can track children’s progress and identify their individual learning needs.

 

How it Works?

 

Children will progress through four stages of learning in each ILP – Engage, Develop, Innovate and Express. To find out more about these stages please click on the link through to Cornerstones website:

 

https://cornerstoneseducation.co.uk/

 

 

You can also access progression documents to show the National Curriculum expectations for each year group below:

 

READING PROGRESSION                                    WRITING PROGRESSION                                  MATHS PROGRESSION

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