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 22 October 2021)

Dear Parents & Carers,

We would like to thank all the parents and carers who arranged for PCR tests and have shared the information with us.

Only children with symptoms or positive PCR test results are required to isolate, and we do not require any child without symptoms to have a PCR test in order to come to school. If you are concerned then we encourage you to arrange a test but it is not a requirement. If you feel unwell and have symptoms you should book a PCR test through Gov.uk

Government Guidance

Government Covid-19 Response: Autumn & Winter Plan 2021

COVID-19: Guidance on Protecting People Defined on Medical Grounds as Extremely Vulnerable

If your child displays any symptoms please arrange for a test as soon as possible. Information and advice can be found at: 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/coronavirus-in-children/

Application for Secondary School

The deadline is the 31st October 2021 all Year 6 children must have applied for their place by this time. Details of how to apply are here: https://www.wokingham.gov.uk/schools-and-education/school-admissions/starting-secondary-school-age-11/

Autumn Term  Dates 2021-22

  • 25th – 29th Oct 2021 – Half Term
  • 31st October – Secondary School Application Deadline (Year 6)
  • 1st Nov 2021 – Inset Day (School Closed)
  • 15th – 19th Nov – Assessment Week
  • 19th November – Children in Need
  • 3rd Dec 2021 – Non-Uniform Day
  • 10th Dec 2021 – Christmas Dinner/Christmas Jumper day
  • 13th Dec & 15th Dec – Y4 Christmas Production
  • 16th Dec – Christmas Panto
  • 17th Dec 2021 – Last day of term

Thanks for your continued support

The EJS Team