The idea is built on 4 learning cornerstones
These four stages actively promoting children’s learning and thinking and form the basis of each ILP (Imaginative Learning Project), and will provide us with a consistent pedagogical approach across school.
Memorable first hand experiences
Read about and research
Enquiry questions are raised
Sensory activities and identifying possibilities for future learning
Understanding new concepts and skills
Acquiring new knowledge
Practising and mastering new skills
Reading and writing for different purposes and audiences
Pathways of enquiries
Explaining and describing learning and understanding
Applying skills knowledge and understanding to real-life and imaginary contexts
Using thinking skills
Building self esteem and confidence
Working in pairs, groups, independently
Different roles and responsibilities
Performing and presenting
Evaluating finished products, processes and progress
The ILP (54 in total) deliver the content of the Cornerstone Curriculum and deliver a thematic and cross-curricular teaching plan. They are directly related to the National Curriculum programmes of study. (See separate links to each from the National curriculum)
English activities are planned to meet year group expectations and are editable, as is all planning and ideas, and will meet the needs and abilities of our children.
These are the milestones that the children need to reach if they are to achieve the end of year or Key stage programmes of study. They are also collated and categorised for each subject area to support progress tracking.
We are choosing 6 ILP per year (e.g. in KS1 3 Yr 1 and 3 Yr 2) and then another 6 for the following year to ensure curriculum coverage for our mixed age groups. This will create a two year rolling programme; Year A and a Year B.
Our long term plans follow a two year cycle due to our mixed aged year groups. Our Creative Curriculum covers the statutory requirement of the National Curriculum (this can be viewed on each individual subject page). We believe that a broader knowledge and understanding will come from a more creative, imaginative and engaging curriculum that allows our children to explore new ideas and fulfil their potential. We are aware that some skills are transferable across the curriculum and therefore we aim to develop the children’s thirst for knowledge and a willingness to explore their own independent learning. This curriculum will equip them with the skills to do this whilst firing their imagination and allowing them to excel.
Our Long Term Curriculum Plans for each year group can be viewed by clicking on the links below:
If you would like more information on our Curriculum please speak with your child’s Class Teacher.