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 21 July 2021)

Dear Parents & Carers,

Have a brilliant summer everyone.

Autumn Term 2021-22

  • 1st Sept 2021 – Inset Day
  • 2nd Sept 2021 – 1st Day of term
  • 17th Sept 2021 – PTA Disco (Years 3&4 6.30pm to 7.45pm, Years 5&6 8.00pm to 9.15pm)
  • 20th – 24th Sep 2021 – Manor Week (Y6 residential)
  • 30th Sept 2021 – School Photos
  • 18th & 20th Oct – Parent consultations
  • 20th Oct 2021 – Flu Vaccinations
  • 25th – 29th Oct 2021 – Half Term
  • 1st Nov 2021 – Inset Day
  • 15th – 19th Nov – Assessment Week
  • 3rd Dec 2021 – PTA Christmas Fair & Non-Uniform Day
  • 10th Dec 2021 – Christmas Dinner/Christmas Jumper day
  • 13th Dec & 15th Dec – Y4 Christmas Production
  • 17th Dec 2021 – Last day of term

Stay safe over the summer.

Thanks

The EJS Team