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Year 1 & 2

Cornerstones


 

The Cornerstones Primary Curriculum is a fresh, exciting and creative approach to learning. It is based on the four cornerstones of Teaching and Learning:

  1. Engage
  2. Develop
  3. Innovate
  4. Express


 

During the Engage stage children will :-
• have memorable first-hand experiences - for example going on a visit outside the classroom or inviting a specialist visitor into the classroom
• be introduced in exciting ways to the new topic or theme
• begin initial research and set enquiry questions
• have a great deal of fun, allowing them to fully 'engage' with their new topic


During the Develop stage children will :-
• dig much deeper to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding of a topic across the curriculum
• compose, make, do, build, investigate, explore, write for different purposes, read across the curriculum


 

During the Innovate stage children will :-
• apply previous skills, knowledge and understanding in real life contexts
• be challenged with real or imagined problems and situations to solve using knowledge and skills from the earlier stages
• be inspired with imaginative and creative opportunities


During the Express stage children will :-
• become the performers, the experts, the informers
• share their achievements with others in many different ways

• evaluate finished products/processes
• celebrate their learning


 

Please talk to your child about their work and if you can help in any way please talk to a member of staff.

Topic Map for Year 1 and 2

 

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Year A

Family Album

Remember Remember

Pop-up

Wriggle and Crawl

Land Ahoy

Year B

Big Wide World

Electric Rainbow

Carnival

Community Explorer

Superheroes

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