Cornerstones offers a broad and balanced topic based approach to our curriculum which is knowledge and skills based with a creative edge. This vehicle for learning gives our staff access to over 80 themed projects mapped to the national curriculum which we then adapt to fit the needs of our children.
The Four Cornerstones of Learning provide the structure on which we sequence and develop our topics. They are Engage, Develop, Innovate, and Express. Put simply, the four stages are as follows:
Engage – hook children in with a memorable experience.
Develop – allow children time to gather the skills and knowledge they need to develop a deep understanding.
Innovate – offer creative experiences that allow children to apply their skills, knowledge and understanding.
Express – provide the space and time for reflecting, evaluating, and celebrating learning.
Throughout the year parents are given the opportunity to attend an Express Exhibition for their child's year group.