Cornerstones Curriculum Framework

We use the Cornerstones Curriculum Framework as a starting point from which to personalise the planning and resourcing of our wider curriculum. We believe that children deserve a broad and balanced curriculum that enables them to develop a deep understanding of each subject and the inter-connections between them. We deliver many of the subjects in our wider curriculum (such as Geography, History, Science, DT and Art) through themed Learning Journeys. Each half term, the children complete a different Learning Journey which has a predominant subject focus but also draws in the other subjects too. The Cornerstones approach uses a clear pedagogy that is built on academic research and years of practical teaching experience. This approach successful supports, engages and motivates our children to learn more and do more. There are four key elements:

Engage Stage

  • This is to ‘hook’ learners in with a memorable experience.
  • Sets the scene and provide the context for learning.
  • Asks questions to find out children’s interests.

Develop

  • This is the section focused on teaching facts and information for deeper understanding and knowledge.
  • Demonstrate new skills and allow time for consolidation.
  • Provide creative opportunities for making and doing.

Innovate

  • This area provides imaginative scenarios that encourage creative thinking.
  • Enables children to apply previously learned skills.
  • Encourages enterprise and independent thinking.

Express

  • Opportunities for reflective talk and shared evaluation.
  • Celebrates and share children’s success.
  • Identifies next steps for learning.

Important message

School Information

(Updated 13 May 2022)

Dear Parents & Carers,

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Summer Term 2021-22

11th July 2022 – 3 Ash to Odds Farm Park

11th July 2022 – Year Production & Leavers’ Assembly Matinee (1:30pm)

12th July 2022 – Year 6 Production & Leavers’ Assembly Evening (6pm)

13th July 2022 –  3 Larch to Odds Farm Park

14th July 2022 – Sports Day

15th July 2022 – End of Year reports Out

15th July 2022 – Y6 Leavers’ Party (PTA)

19th July 2022 – Parents’ Consultations (Reports)

20th July 2022 – Last Day of Term (2pm Finish)

21st July 2022 – Additional Bank Holiday (School Closed)

Many Thanks

EJS Team