At St. David’s C of E Primary School we follow the 2014 Primary National Curriculum using a thematic approach based around the Cornerstones Curriculum. See the documents at the bottom of this page for specific information about the maths and English skills we teach as well as our long term plans for every curriculum area.
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 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 curriculum provides lots of learning challenges throughout the academic year that 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 Imaginative Learning Project – Engage, Develop, Innovate and Express.
At the ‘Engage’ stage, children:
At the ‘Develop’ stage, children:
At the ‘Innovate’ stage, children:
At the ‘Express’ stage, children: