"My interest is in the future, because I am going to spend the rest of my life there." Charles F. Kettering
We believe that intelligence is multi-faceted, and children learn in different ways; our curriculum supports this. Children’s learning is the central purpose of everything we do at Cutteslowe School. Helping children learn – academically, socially, spiritually, emotionally, and physically – is the only real purpose of our school. Learning is planned to be active, in the sense that children must engage with their own learning. For primary children, this means that learning should be relevant to the future world they will be living in and is placed in a context that is meaningful to their present lives. To achieve this we want our children to experience real learning experiences from outdoor education through Forest School to working in a real school bank run by the children themselves.
Children are beginning to share responsibility for their learning with their teachers, parents and carers. Learning is constructed in such a way that, by the end of the primary years, children see and experience the potential for taking responsibility for their own learning. Cutteslowe School is working hard to develop a curriculum that reflects the needs of its children and has had a fundamental impact on the teaching and learning taking place in school.
Here at Cutteslowe Primary School 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 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: