Introduction

Our Curriculum

Our Curriculum is varied and stimulating. We ensure that as the children move
through the school they make progress and build upon previous experiences. The
topics studied are balanced across the Key Stage ensuring that all the children
have the correct access to all curriculum areas. We use the Cornerstones
creative curriculum materials to support the children’s learning and their
progression in skills.

Topics run half termly. The first week is called
“Engage.” The teachers organise a “wow” start
and find out what the children already know
about the topic. They then plan the learning to
enable all the children to develop their skills
and understanding in the “Develop” weeks that
follow. Week 5 is “Innovate Week” where the
children have the opportunity to independently
apply their learnt skills and knowledge in real life contexts. “Express” is the
last week which encourages reflection and to further embed ideas taught.

The National Curriculum

The National Curriculum Areas of Learning are:
  • English
  • Science
  • Computing
  • History
  • Art and Design
  • Music
  • Personal, Social, Health, Economic and Citizenship Education (PSHCE Ed.)
  • Mathematics
  • Religious Education (RE)
  • Geography
  • Physical Education (PE)
  • Design and Technology (DT)
  • Modern Languages (MFL)
Teachers provide a range of classroom activities for the children so that the
more able can be challenged, have an opportunity to deepen their learning and
children experiencing difficulties are set appropriate tasks. This means that
children will be working on similar areas but on skills/concepts to match their
needs.

Copies of the Class topic newsletters sent home half termly which contain an
overview of the topic being covered and related homework tasks can be found in
each “class tab”

For further information about the Cornerstones Curriculum please view this
link: https://cornerstoneseducation.co.uk/

For further information about the National Curriculum please look at the DfE
site: https://www.gov.uk/national-curriculum/overview