At Bankfields Primary School, we provide a broad and balanced curriculum based around the Cornerstones curriculum.
What is the Cornerstones Curriculum?
The Cornerstones Curriculum is a creative and thematic approach to learning that is mapped to the Primary National Curriculum to ensure comprehensive coverage of national expectations. Our curriculum is delivered through Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs) which 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, be creative and apply their learning to engaging contexts. Our curriculum provides lots of learning challenges throughout the academic year that 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.
Please click on the links below to see further details of the exciting topics that our children will be covering throughout the year.
Whole School Curriculum Planning
If you require any additional information about our curriculum content, please contact the school office who will refer you to the appropriate member of staff.
SMSC, Citizenship, PSHE and British Values
To view our whole school long term plan for SMSC, Citizenship, PSHE and British Values, please click on the link below. In addition to these planned themes, we teach a variety of other SMSC, Citizenship and PSHE topics which are relevant to our pupils and their needs. This includes a number of themed days and weeks throughout the year such as Anti-bullying week.