Curriculum

 

Cycle 1 2017/18

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Class 1

Term 1                           

Paws, claws & whiskers  

Why do zebras have stripes?

Term 2                            EYFS

Bright Lights, Big City

Term 3                           

Will you read me a story?

Term 4                            EYFS

The enchanted woodland?

Term 5                           

Moon Zoom

What happens when I fall asleep?

Term 6                            EYFS

Superheroes

 

 

 Cycle 1 2018/19

 

Class 1

Term 1

Do you want to be friends?

Memory Box

Term 2

Rio de vida?

What’s that sound?

Term 3                             EYFS

Dinosaur Planet

Term 4         

Can I switch it on?

Term 5                             EYFS

Splendid Skies

Term 6

Who lives in a rock pool?

 

 Cycle 1 2019/20

 

Back to cycle 1

 

What is the Cornerstones Curriculum?

Here at Willoughton Primary School, we provide a creative curriculum based around the Cornerstones Curriculum, 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 2014 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. 

We believe children learn better when they are encouraged to use their imagination and apply their learning to engaging contexts. Our new curriculum will provide lots of learning challenges throughout the academic year that will require 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 stages of learning in each ILP – Engage, Develop, Innovate and Express. To find out more about these stages please click on the link through to Cornerstones website:

https://cornerstoneseducation.co.uk/why-cornerstones/

 To ensure correct coverage of the National curriculum, we also teach some subjects separately.  We have a Learning Health Mentor who delivers PE linked to encouraging a healthy lifestyle.  We buy in specialist music teachers to further support the teaching of music in our school and to give all children the opportunity to try playing a musical instrument.  Currently, EYFS/KS1 develop their musical skills through playing Samba drums, and KS2 are learning to play the ukulele. RE is also taught separately.

Some subjects don't always link to our topics so we teach them separately.

MUSIC

A specialist music provider teaches the children music, once per week across the school.

 

PSHE,SMSC and Fundamental British Values

PSHE, Spiritual, moral, social & cultural development (SMSC) and fundamental British values (FBV) are embedded throughout every topic and every day school life. In addition, we provide a number of enrichment days to develop subjects so that all children who leave Willoughton Primary School are prepared for life in Modern Britain.