Posts Categorised: Curriculum

NAHT general election campaign 2017– valuing a broad range of subjects in the school day.

The NAHT has laid out five key priorities for the main political parties to include in their General Election manifestos. Russell Hobby, NAHT general secretary said ‘Our five priorities reflect the real challenges affecting schools and young people right now. Parties hoping for the support of parents, teachers and school leaders need to have...

New Reception ILPs available June 2017

Our new and updated Reception ILPs bring our EYFS curriculum bang up to date and include many new features linked to feedback from schools (requests for the ELG to be identified) and responses to national initiatives (the identification of SMSC and FBV in children’s learning.) These changes and the additional new features listed below,...

Ysgol Y Bynea – An excellent school

A modern and creative curriculum In 2014 the staff and Headteacher at Ysgol Y Bynea were looking to modernise and add more creativity to their curriculum. After hearing colleagues at other schools talk about the Cornerstones Curriculum, they approached us to find out more. They adopted the Cornerstones Curriculum Wales in April 2015 and in...

Teaching fundamental British values and SMSC in primary schools

The Department for Education (DfE) states that schools must prepare children for ‘life in Britain’. Part of that requirement includes promoting ‘fundamental British values’ (FBV), which might seem daunting at first. But there’s no need to worry. At Cornerstones, we’ve got it covered. How do Ofsted define FBV? Understanding FBV isn’t as tricky as...

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...

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,...

We’re coming to Cardiff – book your free place on our Cornerstones Curriculum Conference now!

Back in November, we held our first ever Cornerstones Curriculum Conference in Swansea. It was a fantastic day of talks, workshops and networking. To hear more about the most recent changes to the Welsh curriculum and find out how Cornerstones can support you with implementing the new Welsh national curriculum, then come along to...