Arnot St. Mary CE Primary is a place of discovery, where learning is an adventure and children are inspired to become lifelong learners. This statement sets out the principles underpinning the curriculum and reflects the school’s commitment to developing all aspects of our children’s learning.
Our curriculum has been developed to enable children to become:
This is the philosophy of how we want to work and learn and these aims underpin all of the learning that takes place in our school.
As a whole school, we provide a creative curriculum based around the "Cornerstones” approach.
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 staff can track children’s progress and identify their individual learning needs.
For more information please visit Cornerstones Education.
How it Works?
Children will progress through four distinct stages of learning in each ILP – Engage, Develop, Innovate and Express.
At the "Engage" stage, children:
At the "Develop" stage, children:
At the "Innovate" stage, children:
At the "Express" stage, children:
Yearly curriculum maps by year group
The following links provide an overview of learning within each subject by year group.
Phonics, Reading and Spelling at Arnot St. Mary
Find out about our approach to the teaching of phonics, reading and spelling at Arnot St. Mary by following the link below.
Opportunities for children to practise their basic skills in reading, writing and mathematics are provided across all areas of the curriculum to enable them to become confident, independent learners who can use and apply their skills in a range of different contexts. The following links provide information about the basic standard every child should reach by the end of each academic year.
Maths Calculation Policy - Parents' Version
Follow the link to find out how mental and written calculation is taught in Years 1 to 6.
Promoting British Values at Arnot St. Mary
Follow the link to find out how fundamental British Values are promoted through all aspects of the curriculum at our school.