Here at St Mary’s RC Primary School we strive to provide a creative curriculum that engages and reaches out to all pupils.
Since the New National Curriculum was introduced by the Government in 2014/15, we have been working hard to refresh our school approach and provision for pupils. As part of this work we have implemented the Cornerstones Curriculum, a nationally recognised approach for delivering outstanding learning opportunities for children. Beginning after the Spring half term, we are developing the curriculum to ensure engaging and positive learning experiences for the children.
What is the Cornerstones Curriculum?
The Cornerstones Curriculum is a creative and thematic approach to learning that is mapped to the new 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 visit the Cornerstones website: