Curriculum

Here at Rufford Primary School we provide a creative curriculum based around the Cornerstones Curriculum and, for ICT, Switched On Computing.

With the new curriculum having been introduced by the Government in 2014, we have been working hard to refresh our school approach and provision for pupils. As part of this work we have decided to implement the Cornerstones Curriculum alongside Switched On Computing, both nationally recognised approaches for delivering outstanding learning opportunities for children.  

What is Switched On Computing?

Written for the new curriculum, Switched on Computing offers creative units using the latest free software:

  • Over 50 tried and tested creative computing projects
  • Covers the new programme of study for computing, including programming and computational thinking
  • Delivers clear progression of skills from Year 1 to Year 6
  • Supports teachers of all levels of experience with software demos and detailed step-by-step planning
  • Embeds online safety to ensure safe and responsible use of technology

What is the Cornerstones Curriculum?

The Cornerstones Curriculum is a creative and thematic approach to learning that is mapped to the new 2014 Primary National Curriculum to ensure comprehensive coverage of national expectations. Our new curriculum will be delivered through Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs) which will 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:

http://www.cornerstoneseducation.co.uk/Learning-Philosophy.aspx

 

imagesCornerstones Curriculum Overview

 

imagesSwitched On Computing Curriculum Overview

imagesEnglish Long Term Planning

imagesEnglish Whole School Coverage

imagesMaths Long Term Planning

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