Our Curriculum Intent
The primary and early years are a time where children progress and grow at a rapid rate and where children are bursting with awe and wonder, fun and joy. All the staff at St Mary the Virgin Primary School recognise the special responsibility they hold as custodians of these years and they do not lose sight of this treasured opportunity in which childhood is cherished.
At St Mary the Virgin CE Primary School our curriculum will….
Enable our children to learn and flourish in a Christian environment where every child is loved by God. ‘Direct my footsteps according to your word’ Psalm 119:133
Make learning a fun, adventurous and positive experience
Be knowledge rich and skills based
Encourage the development and progression of learning in a cohesive manner
Empower children to be courageous advocates of change
Encourage children to learn from mistakes; developing their resilience and tenacity for the next step in their education.
How we will implement our curriculum
We have now introduced the Cornerstones Curriculum. This is a creative approach to learning built on the criteria for an outstanding curriculum. It ensures that your children learn in the most creative way and are involved in what they are learning.
Cornerstones is based on the Four Cornerstones of Learning:
These Cornerstones provide a consistent philosophy for learning throughout school.
The most important underlying principle of a curriculum is to help children learn. We believe that a successful curriculum is brought to life by high quality teaching, inspirational learning activities and opportunities to listen and plan for the developing interests and motivations of children.
That is why the Cornerstones Primary Curriculum is built upon a four stage teaching and learning philosophy…
The Four Cornerstones: ENGAGE – DEVELOP – INNOVATE – EXPRESS
Cornerstones Curriculum is delivered through a range of inspirational yet rigorous learning projects.
These are based on the National Curriculum, but bring learning together in new and exciting ways.
Each project combines different strands of learning so that children learn more holistically and start to challenge themselves and learn problem solving skills as they create truly fantastic learning opportunities.
Please follow the link below to see a yearly overview of Cornerstones topics.
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