We aim to teach our curriculum in an engaging, interesting and stimulating way, primarily through a through a thematic approach. We use the Cornerstones Curriculum.
The Cornerstones Curriculum is a creative approach to learning. It ensures that your children learn in the most creative way and become involved in what they are learning. Cornerstones is based on the Four Cornerstones of Learning: Engage, Develop, Innovate and Express. These Cornerstones provide a consistent philosophy for learning throughout school.
ENGAGE in learning through relevant and emotional experiences which are purposeful and stimulating. Learning takes place both in and out of the classroom.
DEVELOP knowledge, skills and understanding to underpin and make sense of the world around them.
INNOVATE using all their knowledge, skills, understanding and imagination through a challenging and structured provocation where children will work both independently, co-operatively and collaboratively.
EXPRESS the outcomes from their provocations in a variety of different forms using a range of different methods and media, and celebrate this work with the wider community. Cornerstones Curriculum is delivered through a range of inspirational yet rigorous learning projects. These are based on themes and content from the National Curriculum, but bring learning together in new and exciting ways. Each project combines different strands of learning so that children learn more holistically and start to challenge themselves and learn problem solving skills as they create truly fantastic learning opportunities.
All children (mainstream and base) are taught the same curriculum which allows excellent opportunities for integration across the school.
The curriculum has been designed to run over a 2 year cycle to ensure maximum coverage of all areas of the national curriculum whilst not repeating themes or learning for classes.
We supplement the curriculum through work with Enabling Enterprises (KS2 and a focus on year 5), by attending events such as Young Voices (Concert at the O2 arena for school choirs), taking part in We Day (and fund raising), visits to the school by the local community (close links with Springfield Church) and running a range of clubs (lunchtime and afterschool).
The curriculum will be taught with the consideration of the needs of all learners. Please use the links below for more details for the different Year Groups.