Curriculum Statement

 At Shorne Church of England Primary School we aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that is relevant and inspiring.  The design of our curriculum and the impact it has on our learners is a key tool in driving school improvement and raising standards. We therefore recognise the need to regularly review our curriculum to ensure it not only meets the legal requirements set out in the national curriculum but that, crucially, it is responsive to the needs and interests of all our current learners; preparing them for the opportunities and challenges of life in the 21st century.

The curriculum incorporates the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum 2014 and other experiences and opportunities which best meet the learning and developmental needs of the pupils in our school. The curriculum provides opportunities for our pupils to develop their talents and to celebrate their achievements.  

We aim to provide a curriculum that fosters a love of learning and allows our pupils to become  articulate, sensitive, caring global citizens with the skills to pursue any ambition they may have.  Our curriculum aims to prepare our children to be confident, adaptable users of technology and to embrace the requirements of an ever changing future.

At our school we learn together that there are different pathways to success and develop perseverance by overcoming barriers. We understand that ‘making a mistake’ means learning is taking place and is just part of the learning journey to success. A love of learning is the greatest gift a school can bestow and should help all its pupils become the very best that they can be; developing a thirst for knowledge and building learning habits of mind that will last them a lifetime.



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.

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


If you require any further information about our curriculum, please do not hesitate to contact the school office who will put you in contact with the relevant subject leader.