Cornerstones is a programme of study that provides us with a wide range of creative projects for each class, providing fun and enriching lessons. Each term or half term learning is based around an exciting theme, ensuring the right mix of skills, knowledge and creativity for our pupils.
“Our four-stage pedagogy is built on academic research and years of practical teaching experience. We call it The Four Cornerstones.”
Hook learners in with a memorable experience.
Set the scene and provide the context for our learning.
Provoke curiosity using interesting starting points.
Encourage children to ask questions to provoke thought and interest.
Teach knowledge for depth of understanding.
Demonstrate new skills and allow time for consolidation.
Provide creative opportunities for making and doing.
Deliver reading, writing and talk across the curriculum.
Provide imaginative scenarios where learning and outcome is child led and the adults are facilitators.
Provoke creative thinking.
Enable the children to provide previously learned skills.
Encourage enterprise and independent thinking.
Encourage reflective talk by asking questions.
Provide opportunities for shared evaluation.
Early Years projects include
Why do you love me so much?
Are eggs alive?
Why is water wet?
Key Stage 1 projects include
Paws, claws and whiskers
Muck, mess and mixtures
Key Stage 2 projects include