Posts categorised: Teaching resources

What are knowledge organisers

What are knowledge organisers and how can we use them in the primary classroom?

‘The body of knowledge that children gain at the end of a topic should be deeper and wider than what is outlined on the knowledge organiser.’ In this blog, Caroline takes a closer look at a resource that’s gaining popularity in primary schools: the knowledge organiser. Have you noticed that knowledge organisers are making more… Read more

Knowledge rich subject driven projects

Knowledge-rich curriculum projects for primary schools

In this blog, Caroline Pudner introduces the new knowledge-rich curriculum projects from Cornerstones, explaining the rationale behind them and benefits for primary children. In her speech at the NAHT conference in May, Amanda Spielman, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, told schools that they do not need to rush to redesign or change their curriculum in light… Read more

Episode 21: How to choose the best primary teaching resources

Summary Host Caroline Pudner talks to Curriculum Manager, Catherine Scutt, who leads the resource team at Cornerstones. They discuss the important role that resources play in supporting a coherent curriculum and what to consider when choosing them. Catherine also describes the quality control process that her team follows to create the resources for the Cornerstones… Read more

Eek! It’s my assembly tomorrow!

Ever had that feeling when you realise it’s your assembly tomorrow and you’ve nothing prepared? Cast that feeling aside, as you can now just log on to The Hub and visit the SLT guidance and support area and find a range of grab-and-go-assemblies.   Each month we’ll be posting a selection of assemblies based on… Read more

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, inventions,… 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