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St Dominic Savio Catholic Primary School ‘Serve the Lord with Joy’

Cornerstones

"The creative range of subjects encourages pupils to develop a sense of wonder and awe. Such topics as 'Frozen Kingdom' stimulate an imaginative response as well as deepening their understanding of history, geography and science." (Ofsted, October 2015)

 

At St Dominic Savio we provide a creative curriculum based around the 'Cornerstones Curriculum'.

With the new National Curriculum being introduced by the Government we have been working hard to refresh our school approach and provision for pupils. As part of this work we have decided to implement the new Cornerstones Curriculum this year: a nationally recognised approach for delivering outstanding learning opportunities for children. Cornerstones is the fastest-growing creative curriculum in the UK.

 

What is the Cornerstones Curriculum?

The Cornerstones Curriculum is a creative and thematic approach to learning that is mapped to the new 2014 Primary National Curriculum to ensure comprehensive coverage of national expectations. Our new curriculum will be delivered through Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs) which will provide a rich menu of exciting and motivating learning activities that make creative links between all aspects of our children’s learning. 


We believe children learn better when they are encouraged to use their imagination and apply their learning to engaging contexts. Our new curriculum will provide lots of learning challenges throughout the academic year that will require children to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding effectively across the curriculum.

Cornerstones also provide a rigorous essential skills framework that outlines the end of year expectations in all subjects. These essential skills are tied to activities and are age related so that teachers can track children’s progress and identify their individual learning needs.

 

How it Works?

Children will progress through four stages of learning in each ILP: Engage, Develop, Innovate and Express. To find out more about these stages please click on the link below to access the Cornerstones website.

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