This essential skills and knowledge companion mini project revises the features of Earth, time zones and lines of latitude and longitude to pinpoint places on a map. Children find out more about map scales, grid references, contour lines and map symbols. They learn about climate change and the importance of global trade. Children analyse data and carry out fieldwork to find out about local road safety. They study patterns of human settlements and carry out an enquiry to describe local settlement patterns.
The children's geographical knowledge has definitely improved. It's enabled us to go deeper into what a subject, like geography, is and they can see how it links to other areas of the curriculum. The project has flowed so well.
Katherine Birchall, Curriculum Lead, Reedness Primary School
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We are in a much better place with CM than with our old curriculum. We will be making it more bespoke in the second year.
Conrad Fox – Headteacher, Hunmanby Primary School, England
I have used Cornerstones from its first launch. The product has been refined over time as it is driven by feedback from schools and teachers delivering the content. The company is also responsive to a school's needs.
Lindsey Wain – Deputy headteacher, Hartburn Primary School, England
Maestro is a real time saver, particularly for leadership teams and subject leaders. There is a wealth of information and resources which can be used and adapted by creative skills teachers. The way the curriculum is mapped is excellent and was commented on in a very recent Ofsted inspection.
Charlotte Gibbins – Thurlstone Primary School, England
I have recommended and told many other schools and school staff about it. I would always though suggest that they need to ensure it is right for their school setting and the needs of their staff and pupils.
Kathryn – Teacher, Langton Primary School
It has been a revelation. Staff are finding their way through it and if we have any questions, the support from Cornerstones is amazing. We always get answers to our questions. It is now our one-stop-shop for curriculum with linked up thinking and approach through an intuitive and user-friendly system.
Moira Cross – Executive head, Dordon Primary School