The Cornerstones Curriculum for Wales, is mapped to the Welsh national curriculum programmes of study and the Literacy and Numeracy Framework. Your Cornerstones licence* gives access to The Hub, our online portal including electronic copies of all projects. We will update all projects with new programmes of study in 2018.
*Subject to an annual fee
The curriculum features more than 80 themed projects. The range of projects available, gives you the power and freedom to shape your curriculum to best suits the needs of your school.See our vast range of projects here
These special projects tell the story of Wales and some of its most amazing people. Checked and verified by leading subject specialists, these projects build on the ‘The Cwricwlwm Cymreig’ and enable children to experience a cross-curricular journey through time.View project summaries
All schools and settings must begin to adopt and embed the Four Purposes outlined in the government document, ‘A curriculum for Wales – a curriculum for life’. Cornerstones Curriculum Wales makes it easy. Download ‘Embedding the Four Purposes’, a coverage document that shows how our four-step pedagogy and other products naturally cover all aspects of the Welsh curriculum’s Four Purposes.View our coverage
‘A curriculum for Wales – a curriculum for life’ highlights how important it is for rich experiences to be integral to a school’s curriculum. The Cornerstones Curriculum Wales already helps schools to plan for a wide range of Memorable Experiences. They are designed to ignite children’s interests and provide a starting point for developing the ‘Four Purposes’ and building deep learning. Schools can download editable grids that list our curriculum’s Memorable Experiences for Nursery to Y6 from The Hub.View Pupil Offers for Y1 and Y5
Every project features a weekly literacy plan that is mapped to the revised Language, Literacy and Communication Skills for Foundation Phase and the English and Welsh programme of study for Key Stage 2. Literacy is integral to all subjects across our curriculum, which means schools are able to easily meet cross-curricular responsibilities.
Our curriculum is comprehensively up-to-date with the most recent changes from the Welsh Government. Plus, by using our online coverage checker, you can see your school’s entire curriculum coverage at the press of a button. It’s great for school and subject leaders, and for schools who need to provide curriculum coverage evidence for Estyn.
Are you in a Welsh school and using our old curriculum? Our new Curriculum is bigger, better and up-to-date with the latest recommendations from the Welsh government.
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“Ofsted love the curriculum and it is what brought us through as a 'good' school.”Richard Osler, Deputy Headteacher
“Ofsted were extremely positive about the way that we had used the Cornerstones framework to 'revamp and expand our previously narrow curriculum' and told the school leaders that this had been a 'wise decision'.”Ruth Scales, Assistant Head Teacher
“You can see the impact when you talk to the children in my school, the parents, the staff and my governing body.”Roulla Gabriel, Principal
“I believe it made a major contribution to our school moving from 'Requires Improvement' back to 'Good'.”David Hall, Head Teacher
“Cornerstones allows us to be creative and explore exciting themes through a robust teaching framework.”Dominic Broad, Acting Deputy Head Teacher
“Cornerstones gave us all a fresh start and we've never looked back.”Jill Bramwell, Deputy Head
“My daughter is totally engaged with the curriculum and coming home so happy ”Karin, Parent of Year 5 pupil