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Our Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact
At Kinderley Primary School, we use the Cornerstones Curriculum to guide our teaching and learning in most subjects. The curriculum is designed to recognise children's prior learning, provide first hand experiences, allow children to develop interpersonal skills, build resilience and become creative, critical thinkers. We believe our curriculum provision at Kinderley reflects our local community but also expands upon and broadens our rural horizons. We are preparing our children for the next stage in their educational journey with the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to recognise the purpose and value of their learning and to recognise its relevance to their past, present and future. In addition, we are preparing our children for an ever changing society and our curriculum is founded on supporting our children to develop their self-confidence as successful learners by promoting positive attitudes to learning.
What is the Cornerstones Curriculum?
The Cornerstones Curriculum is a creative and thematic approach to learning that is mapped to the 2013 Primary National Curriculum to ensure comprehensive coverage of national expectations. Our new curriculum will be delivered through Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs) which will provide a rich menu of exciting and motivating learning activities that make creative links between all aspects of our children’s learning.
How does the Cornerstones curriculum work?
Our rich, broad, engaging skills and knowledge-based primary curriculum is mostly based upon the Cornerstones curriculum. Rooted in proven educational research based on how children learn best, each ILP is structured through four phases of learning: Engage, Develop, Innovate and Express. We fulfil the National Curriculum requirements for: Art, Computing, Design and Technology, English, Geography, History, Languages, Maths, Music, PE and Science. We also teach RE following the locally agreed syllabus and PSHE.
Children will develop a life-long love of learning. Children's progress and attainment in core and foundation subjects will be in line with, or exceeding National expectations. The broad, rich and comprehensive curriculum will help children achieve higher standards. Children's long term memory will be activated through a structured, cumulative approach to teaching and learning. Teachers will have the relevant subject knowledge, enabling them to think more creatively about their teaching.