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 Chris Quigley Essentials for Learning.
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 and Chris Quigley Essentials will 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:
Curriculum changes Autumn 2019 onwards.
We are currently in the process of changing our curriculum. At the moment, we are still using the Cornerstones and a topic based approach. During the autumn term, we will be working together to design a curriculum that ensures that our learners experience a wide breadth of study and have, by the end of each key stage, long-term memory of an ambitious body of procedural and semantic knowledge.