We are currently working on a new curriculum that matches our new Vision, Mission and Values. This will be launched in 2020/20201.
Helping children learn – academically, socially, spiritually, emotionally, and physically is the main purpose of our school.
Lessons are planned to be active and our children take responsibility for engaging with learning. Learning is relevant to the children's current and future lives. Our curriculum enables children to develop real life skills through purposeful experiences both inside and outside the classroom.
Play is at the centre of our Early Years Foundation Stage unit. Play supports children to build self worth, make sense of the world and express their curiosity. We plan purposeful and meaningful activities and lessons using Development Matters in the EYFS. This sets out the expectations of the progress children make from birth to five.
In Key Stage 1 and 2 the national curriculum subjects are planned carefully so that there is clear progression in children's development of skills and knowledge. In these year groups we teach through different themes each term driven by: History, Geography and The Arts. Science, Physical Education, Religious Education, Modern Foreign Languages, Music, Drama and Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education are taught throughout the school year.
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: