Kathryn Farr - Marketing Assistant

Kathryn is the Marketing Assistant here at Cornerstones, where her role involves updating the blog on the Cornerstones website and looking after Cornerstones' various social media channels.
review of the day the crayons quit

Cornerstones Book Club – review of The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers

This week’s book review, courtesy of Waterstones bookseller Leilah Skelton, is of The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers. It’s a delightful picture book that would suitable to read to a Key Stage 1 class or to provoke deeper discussion or writing with Key Stage 2 children. Here’s what Leilah has to… Read more

review of the colour thief

Cornerstones Book Club – review of The Colour Thief by Gabriel Alborozo

In this week’s book review, Waterstones bookseller Leilah Skelton gives her verdict on The Colour Thief by Gabriel Alborozo, a picture book suitable for Key Stage 1 children. Let a Colour Thief steal your heart! The Colour Thief combines beautiful illustrations in engaging spreads with a quietly effectual message about greed, the nature of happiness, consideration… Read more

review of love monster and the last chocolate

Cornerstones Book Club – review of Love Monster and the Last Chocolate by Rachel Bright

Waterstones bookseller, Leilah Skelton, regularly reads and reviews the very latest books, with children’s books being a particular favourite. Here, she gives her verdict on Love Monster and the Last Chocolate by Rachel Bright, which is suitable for Foundation Stage children. There is nothing sweeter than sharing! Rachel Bright is not only Bright by name;… Read more

Mark Remembrance Day 2016 with our free mini project, Fallen Fields

Fallen Fields is a project designed to help children learn about the causes and effects of World War One so they gain a greater understanding of the ‘war to end all wars’. Any school can download Fallen Fields for free from our website. Commemorating the conflict The project includes facts and figures about World War… Read more

Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot – free audio resource to help teach the story behind Bonfire Night

It’s that time of year again – the weather’s turning colder, the nights are drawing in, and Bonfire Night is just around the corner. It’s an exciting time of year but what’s the story behind the bonfire? Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot To help introduce the story of Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot of… Read more

Cornerstones Curriculum Conference – full schedule and workshop details now available

Next month sees us hold our first ever education conference in Swansea and it’s shaping up to be an unmissable day. Free to all schools using Cornerstones products, you’ll hear more about how education is changing in Wales and how Cornerstones can support your school with implementing these changes. There will also be engaging workshop sessions, networking… Read more

The Rochford Review: 10 recommendations for statutory assessment in primary education

The independent Rochford Review group has completed its review of the statutory assessment arrangements for pupils at the end of key stages 1 and 2, with the final report setting out 10 recommendations regarding those pupils working below the standard of national curriculum tests. We’ve read the report and collated the recommendations for you below.… Read more

Introducing Scott Quinnell, former Welsh rugby international and keynote speaker at the Cornerstones Curriculum Conference

The Cornerstones Curriculum Conference is fast approaching, with final preparations underway for what’s going to be a great day of information and good practice sharing. We’re especially thrilled to be welcoming Welsh rugby international, Scott Quinnell, as our keynote speaker on the day. Professional rugby career Rugby has always been a huge part of Scott’s… Read more