Please use this link to access the New 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:
EngageStart with a memorable first-hand experience
Begin observations, research and setting questions
Fully engage with the new topic
DevelopImprove knowledge and understanding
Develop and practise new skills
Explore, make and do
InnovateApply skills and knowledge in real-life contexts
Solve real or imagined problems through learning
Gain inspiration from creative activities
ExpressBecome performers, experts and informers
Link learning back to starting points
Share and celebrate achievements