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Art and design in Year 1

So you're a Year 1 teacher? How recently did you check what's in your art and craft area? Do you have one? How much art did your children do last week? If you're lucky enough to have space and the resources to maintain the continuous and enhanced provision children enjoy in reception, then that's...

Dydd Gwyl Ddewi Hapus! | Happy St David’s day!

Wednesday, 1st March 2017 is St David’s Day, and to celebrate we’re giving away a short video – ‘St David and the legend of the leek' – along with a matching comic strip and picture cards. Download now We've created the resources in English, The legend of the leek – picture cards The legend...

Put more art and design into your primary curriculum

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” Pablo Picasso Every state-funded school must offer a curriculum which is broad and balanced. A full curriculum includes the statutory teaching of the subject ‘Art and design' although you'd be forgiven for thinking this is not true,...

Cornerstones Conference Cardiff – full schedule and workshop details now available

Next month we're heading to Cardiff for our second Cornerstones Curriculum Conference, and it’s shaping up to be another 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...

A British History Timeline

I was over the moon when I was asked to illustrate a full British timeline. The timeline had to show the historical periods covered in the Cornerstones curriculum with a few added extras like the Georgian era thrown in for interest. After thoroughly researching each of the historical periods, I began to draw artefacts,...

Random act of kindness day – free resources!

It's Random Act of Kindness day 2017 and to celebrate we're giving away 8 fantastic resources from our Cornerstones Curriculum. Nursery activity – Did dragons exist? – Castle builders! Display pictures of fantasy castles along with small wooden blocks, cylinders and other 3-D shapes. Ask a small group of children to choose one of the...