Posts Categorised: Teaching resources

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,...

Lighten the load – lesson planning

Teacher workload is at an all-time high. Stress, sickness, absence, and burn-out are all commonplace leading to a crisis in teacher recruitment and retention. For decades ‘excessive workload' and ‘poor work/life balance’ issues have been ever-present in the news. Such matters have been chewed over and cried over by teachers, unions and government without...

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...

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...

Your guide to delivering the Cornerstones Curriculum

In last week’s blog post, we brought you our top tips to get you started with Cornerstones – this week we’re bringing you a guide to the Cornerstones pedagogy and our tips for delivering the Cornerstones Curriculum. The Four Cornerstones The Cornerstones pedagogy, the Four Cornerstones, form the structure on which the Cornerstones Curriculum...

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...

Cornerstones Book Club, in partnership with Waterstones

Does your school use the Cornerstones Curriculum? Are you looking for suitable books to read alongside our Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs)? Then look no further. We’re delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with Waterstones to bring you the Cornerstones Book Club! All about the books Cornerstones Book Club is all about promoting and...