Cornerstones Creative Curriculum
Our new, exciting ‘Cornerstones Curriculum’!
Our brand new ‘Cornerstones Curriculum’ encompasses range of both core and foundation subjects within exciting topics such as ‘Off with her head’ (Upper KS2) ‘Road Trip…..USA!’(Lower KS2), ‘Enchanted Garden’(KS1) and ‘Why can’t I have chocolate?’(EYFS). History and Geography are the subjects and skills predominantly taught through our Cornerstones topics however areas and skills such as Art, Design Technology, Music, Science and many more are also covered.
Our teaching staff plan high quality, stimulating, creative and inspirational learning activities which are aimed to interest and motivate pupils.
Within each topic, there are four stages of learning:
A stage of learning that provides children with an inspiring and thought provoking starting point that stirs curiosity and initiates interest. Children engage in purposeful and contextualized learning experiences; in and outside the classroom, making best use of partners, experts and the community to provide the stimulus to learn. To ensure that children are immediately ‘engaged’, teachers provide a range of memorable experiences and starting points that stimulate children interests in a particular theme or concept.
A stage of learning that provides children with an opportunity to develop and master key skills, subject knowledge, research techniques and independence. Children become industrious learners making sense of information and experiences, leading to sound understanding and progress. Children DEVELOP their knowledge, understanding, key and subject skills required to progress their learning and attainment through quality differentiation, focused learning tasks and high quality relevant learning experiences.
A stage of learning that challenges children’s ability to work creatively, exploring possibilities and finding solutions. Using and applying previously learned skills, knowledge and understanding children work collaboratively to innovate, managing their own learning to achieve given success criteria. Teachers provide an imaginative and relevant provocation or scenario that provides opportunities to observe how successfully children can use, apply and problem solve in creative and imaginative ways.
A stage of learning that empowers children to share, celebrate and reflect with a range of partners and audiences. Children cement their learning through shared reflection with peers and other adults and are able to suggest next steps of learning. teachers discuss, review and support individual and group evaluations using their observations and evidence to make summative assessments.