Our School Curriculum
We follow the National Curriculum programmes of study for the core subjects of English, Maths and Science from Years 1 to Year 6. We also 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 Primary National Curriculum to ensure comprehensive coverage of national expectations. Our new curriculum is delivered through Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs) which 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 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 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:
In Reception class the children are taught the Early Years Foundation Stage Areas of Learning through shorter topics, led by their developing interests and passions.
In the Foundation Stage (Year R) and Key Stage 1, the children use the 'Letters and Sounds' phonics scheme and reading is taught using materials from a range of reading schemes. We also teach PSHE (including SRE) according to our school policy and use the Kent scheme for the teaching of RE.