At St Anne's Catholic Primary School we provide a creative curriculum based around the Cornerstones Curriculum.
We do our very best to ensure our children have an exciting, engaging curriculum that will equip them with life long skills.
Our curriculum is one that is centred on a 'research' based approach. We actively encourage our children to undertake enquiries and always ask the question 'Why!'
With the new National Curriculum being introduced by the Government (2014-15) we have been working hard to refresh our school approach and provision for pupils. As part of this work we formed a 'Curriculum Working Party' of staff who together implemented the new Cornerstones Curriculum whilst carefully tailoring it to our local area and the interests and needs of our children.
Cornerstones is a nationally recognised approach for delivering outstanding learning opportunities for 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 is delivered through Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs) which 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 provides lots of learning challenges throughout the academic year that requires 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 stage of learning in each topic – Engage, Develop, Innovate and Express. To find out more about these stages please click on the link through to Cornerstones website:
Parents and carers are kept informed of specific year group's programmes of study through our Meet The Teacher presentation and our termly Learning Journeys (both of which you can find copies of on the class pages).