Moorside Community Primary School

Curriculum Overview 2017-2018

Cornerstones Education


At Moorside Community Primary School we use the 'Cornerstones'  materials to give our children a broad and balanced curriculum.

The Cornerstones Curriculum is a creative and thematic approach to learning that is mapped to the  2014 Primary National Curriculum to ensure comprehensive coverage of national expectations. Our Curriculum is 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 curriculum provides 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.

We as a school believe that first hand experiences are essential to a child's learning and as such aim to have an exciting and meaningful trips or visitor every half term linked to the 'Cornerstones' theme.

To enhance our curriculum further we have commissioned a number of  artists from 'Artworks' who will work with every class for a half term this year.

We are also pleased that we continue to have Mr Drinkwater in school on a Wednesday afternoon teaching Samba to the pupils, as well as delivering a KS2 after school club.