Blog and Podcast

What’s new – October 2018

Well, I can’t believe October is here already. The month of crispy leaves, hot chocolate and pumpkins. Where did the time go? Here at Cornerstones, we are fully into the swing of things, in fact, I’ve already spotted some Christmas resources in creation on our designers’ desks – sorry to mention the C word already!… Read more

The Curriculum magazine – edition three

The Curriculum magazine is free to all schools and is now available for you to read online. Edition three is all about saving time and reducing teacher workload, with a huge number of free resources including Fallen Fields – a fully resourced, First World War project, assembly plans, monoprinting instructions and six brilliant PSHE activities… Read more

A summary of Amanda Spielman’s (HCMI Ofsted) latest curriculum update

As Ofsted’s Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman, releases a new blog reflecting on their recent countrywide curriculum research, we highlight the next steps for schools and take a look at what inspectors will be looking for in terms of curriculum. You can read Spielman’s full blog here, but here’s my summary of the main points. Ofsted’s… Read more

Fallen Fields - WW1 project and resources

Using Fallen Fields in the classroom

November 2018 marks the centenary of the end of the First World War. 100 years on from the loss of 20 million lives and the suffering of many more, our fully-resourced, cross-curricular UKS2 project, Fallen Fields, helps to mark this important anniversary in the classroom. Teacher and Curriculum Lead, Adam Newman, offers his simple tips… Read more

What’s new – September 2018

Welcome back to the start of a new school year. Hopefully, you’re feeling refreshed and reinvigorated after a restful summer break. Here at Cornerstones, we’ve been busy preparing for the new school year and have been working on lots of exciting things we think you’ll love. Here are some of the highlights of what’s new… Read more

Episode 24: How to set up continuous and enhanced provision in the Early Years

 Summary This podcast features Emma Reynolds, an Assistant Headteacher and EYFS leader across three schools with over 20 years experience. Emma talks to host Caroline Pudner about the importance of good quality continuous and enhanced provision in Early Years settings, and what to consider when planning, resourcing and managing them. Links The Cornerstones Curriculum… Read more