Posts Categorised: Key Stage 2

Cornerstones Book Club – Maps by Aleksandra and Daniel Mizielinska

review of Maps by Aleksandra and Daniel Mizielinska
The latest book reviewed for Cornerstones Book Club is Maps by Aleksandra and Daniel Mizielinska. This gorgeously, engaging book is suitable for Key Stage 1 and 2 children. Here’s what Waterstones bookseller Leilah Skelton, has to say about it… Much Amazing Pictorial Splendour (MAPS) I sometimes buy children’s books because they can often be...

Cornerstones Book Club – review of A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig and Chris Mould

Another week, another book review! The latest title reviewed for the Cornerstones Book Club is A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig and Chris Mould – a wonderful festive treat suitable for children of all ages in Key Stage 2. Here's what Waterstones bookseller Leilah Skelton, has to say about it… Christmas spirit, bound up in...

Cornerstones Book Club – review of The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher

review of The Christmasaurus
The latest title to be reviewed as part of the Cornerstones Book Club is The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher. With Christmas just around the corner, it’s a perfect book for children of all ages in Key Stage 2. Here’s what Waterstones bookseller Leilah Skelton had to say about the book… Believe the impossible… The Christmasaurus is the brilliant...

Cornerstones Book Club – review of Spangles McNasty and the Fish of Gold by Steve Webb and Chris Mould

review of spangles mcnasty & the fish of gold
Our latest book review, courtesy of Waterstones bookseller Leilah Skelton, is of the wonderfully-titled Spangles McNasty and the Fish of Gold by Steve Webb and Chris Mould. It's a humorous book perfect for Key Stage 2 children. Here’s what Leilah has to say about the book… 5 gold stars! Spangles McNasty sets out on...

Wonders never cease! Encouraging a sense of wonder in the classroom

This week, guest writer John Dabell examines why it is important to encourage a sense of wonder in the classroom and why you should let children develop their curiosity, wherever it takes them. If something or someone can wow you, render you speechless and make your heart leap up, then that’s wonder doing its...

Outdoor learning – out of their minds

In today's blog post, guest writer John Dabell looks at the importance of learning outside the classroom and how outdoor learning can benefit both children and teachers alike. There is nothing better than an empty classroom. Most teachers love an empty classroom. It’s probably the best part of being a teacher, in fact –...

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...

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...

Prepare your children for the new style SATs with Cornerstones Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar tests

Cornerstones brand new Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG) tests are designed to be used as a summative test at the end of every term. They support classroom assessment and provide a suitable challenge for your children while maintaining their self-esteem and confidence. Each test mirrors the style of the 2016 SATs papers and has...

New to Cornerstones? Here are our top tips to get you started

September is once again upon us, bringing with it a new school year and for some, a brand new curriculum to teach in school. If you’re new to the Cornerstones Curriculum however – don’t worry! We’ve compiled our top tips to help get you started on your Cornerstones journey. Pick your projects Once you’ve...