Curriculum

 

Please use this link to access the New National Curriculum

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum

 

The school have recently reviewed their curriculum and have adopted the Cornerstones curriculum that has been implemented in the school since January. This curriculum approach centres on the belief that children learn better when their interests and fascinations are allowed to flourish, where they are encouraged to explore subjects in a variety of ways and are viewed in terms of their strengths, not their weaknesses. By combining this approach, we have adopted the four-stage teaching philosophy: Engage, Develop, Innovate, Express.

 

Each stage provides opportunities for children to learn and respond in a variety of ways, keeping projects flexible and able to follow children’s interests and needs. All of the topics start with a memorable experience to engage the children in their new topic. See Twitter for further examples of this.

Our four cornerstones of learning are:

  • Engage

    Start with a memorable first-hand experience
    Begin observations, research and setting questions
    Fully engage with the new topic
  • Develop

    Improve knowledge and understanding
    Develop and practise new skills
    Explore, make and do
  • Innovate

    Apply skills and knowledge in real-life contexts
    Solve real or imagined problems through learning
    Gain inspiration from creative activities
  • Express

    Become performers, experts and informers
    Link learning back to starting points
    Share and celebrate achievements