As part of our commitment to continuous development we have developed a new curriculum that ensures we are giving children significant opportunity to develop their key skills in writing and maths across a range of subjects.
The new curriculum is based on a product developed by ‘Cornerstones’ where learning is delivered through ‘investigative projects’. Each investigative project lasts for a term. In order to develop links within the school and ensure that learning experiences are shared, each project will be covered by two year groups at the same time ie year 1 and 2 , year 3 and 4 and year 5 and 6. This does not mean that the children in the two year groups are working at the same level, work will be suitably differentiated to ensure that all are able to make the maximum progress in each of the subject areas and each classroom will interpret the project in their own way.
Each investigative project covers a number of National Curriculum subjects with specific objectives for learning. As far as possible, writing work will be integrated so that the children are able to see the purpose for their writing. In addition, each classroom will hold an open event at the end of each term that parents and carers will be invited to in order to share in the children’s learning.
In order to keep you fully informed of what is happening, we will be sending out an investigative learning project leaflet at the end of each term detailing the subject coverage for the following term. This leaflet will give general information about the subject area, a brief overview of what sort of things the children will be involved in and a summary of the key learning areas. The leaflet will also suggest some investigative work that the children can carry out over the holiday period prior to starting the topic. Work carried out will be shared within the school and through the class as part of the celebration of the project. Further details on this will come from the class teacher.
Further information regarding the Cornerstones philosophy can be found through visiting www.cornerstoneseducation.co.uk
Curriculum coverage for 2015/16 is detailed in the document below: