St. Gerard's RC Primary School
Avalon Court

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What is Cornerstones Curriculum? – An overview for parents

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.

Curriculum Plans

Please see each class page in the tabs above. Each year group page provides a table, in this table please click on the term you are interested in and this will provide an overview for each half term with detail as to what will be covered each week. These are in the format of questions that your children will answer by the end of that subject.

Long Term Plans

Reception Long Term Overview

Year 3 Long Term Overview

Year 4 Long Term Overview

Year 5 and 6 Long Term Overview

These grids are an overview to explain the topics that will be covered throughout the year, throughout our school.

Parents Guide

Help Your Child at Home

Please click on the links to download your copy of the National Curriculum expectations for each year group in English and Maths.

Year 1 English and Maths for Parents

Year 2 English and Maths for Parents

Year 3 English and Maths for Parents

Year 4 English and Maths for Parents

Year 5 English and Maths for Parents

Year 6 English and Maths for Parents