Here at St Richard’s CE Primary School we provide a creative curriculum based around the Cornerstones Curriculum, a nationally recognised approach for delivering outstanding learning opportunities for children.

What is the Cornerstones 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.
It is based on a child-centred pedagogy called The Four Cornerstones and is delivered through Knowledge Rich Projects (KRPs) or Topics, which provide a rich menu
of exciting and motivating learning activities that make creative links between all aspects of 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 many learning challenges throughout the academic year that require children to solve problems, apply themselves creatively
and express their knowledge and understanding effectively. Cornerstones also provide a rigorous skills and knowledge framework that outlines the end of year expectations in all subjects. These skills
and knowledge are tied to activities and are age-related so that our staff can track children’s progress and identify their individual learning needs

Parents are encouraged to support children’s learning across the curriculum through termly workshops, where family members are invited to come into school and support the children with a hands-on activity linked to their current topic. Children are also given home-learning projects to encourage them to independently take their learning further.

More detailed information about the KRPs/Topics covered by each year group can be found on the Year Group Curriculums page.