Shorne Church of England Primary School is fully committed to providing high quality educational outcomes through inspiring our children to discover a joy in learning in a safe and supported Christian environment. We aim to develop the motivation to succeed through the provision of a rich and meaningful curriculum, which places a strong emphasis on outdoor learning and sport.

At the beginning of term 4 we made some exciting changes to our curriculum, trialling teaching and learning resources provided by Cornerstones. Following successful outcomes and feedback we decided to adapt our curriculum using Cornerstones across Years 1-6. Staff are planning their schemes of work using Cornerstones ready for the start of the new school year in September.

What is Cornerstones?

The Cornerstones Curriculum is a creative and thematic approach to learning that is mapped to ensure comprehensive coverage of the new Primary National Curriculum introduced in 2014. Our new curriculum is being delivered through Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs) which provide a rich menu of exciting and motivating learning activities that make creative links between all aspects of our children’s learning. These ILPs can be downloaded by Year group below.

We believe that children learn better when they are encouraged to use their imagination and apply their learning to engaging contexts. Each topic starts with a visit or other memorable experience to motivate, inspire and engage the children. Our new curriculum provides a wide range of learning challenges requiring children to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding effectively across the whole curriculum.

Children progress through four stages of learning in each Imaginative Learning Project:

Engage          Develop        Innovate       Express

The eleven subjects of the National Curriculum (2014) are taught and studied through Years 1 to 6. Although Religious Education is not included amongst them, as a Church School we regard and treat it as a core subject. Subjects may be taught individually, whilst at times they are grouped together as part of a topic. More information about what our children will be studying from September 2017 will be published in this section of our new web site at the beginning of next term, under individual subject, and also in the Children section under each class.