Nursery Projects

Here is an overview of all of our Foundation 1 (Nursery) projects.

Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs)

Are eggs alive?

Are eggs alive? What are buds? Explore these questions and more in this project about the things that happen in the world around us in the season of spring.

Areas covered: Communication and language; Physical development; Personal, social and emotional development; Literacy; Mathematics; Understanding the world; Expressive arts and design.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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Can we explore it?

Can we explore it? Can you find me? Explore these questions and more in this project that captures children's natural curiosity about the world around them, from the smallest holes and hiding spaces to great adventures in far away places.

Areas covered: Communication and language; Physical development; Personal, social and emotional development; Literacy; Mathematics; Understanding the world; Expressive arts and design.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
About Cornerstones Curriculum Access resources (licence required)

Did dragons exist?

Did dragons exist? Who used to live and work in castles? Explore these questions and more in this project about the fantastical world of dragons and castles.

Areas covered: Communication and language; Physical development; Personal, social and emotional development; Literacy; Mathematics; Understanding the world; Expressive arts and design.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
About Cornerstones Curriculum Access resources (licence required)

How does that building stay up?

How does that building stay up? How many windows does it have? Explore these questions and more in this project about buildings, structures, properties of materials, houses and homes.

Areas covered: Communication and language; Physical development; Personal, social and emotional development; Literacy; Mathematics; Understanding the world; Expressive arts and design.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
About Cornerstones Curriculum Access resources (licence required)

How high can I jump?

How high can I jump? How fast can I run? Explore these questions and more in this project about sport, movement and physical challenge.

Areas covered: Communication and language; Physical development; Personal, social and emotional development; Literacy; Mathematics; Understanding the world; Expressive arts and design.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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How many colours in a rainbow?

How many colours in a rainbow? What happens when you mix red and blue? Explore these questions and more in this project about colours in the natural and man-made world.

Areas covered: Communication and language; Physical development; Personal, social and emotional development; Literacy; Mathematics; Understanding the world; Expressive arts and design.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
About Cornerstones Curriculum Access resources (licence required)

How many pebbles on a beach?

How many pebbles on the beach? Which creatures live by the sea? Explore these questions and more in this project about the seashore.

Areas covered: Communication and language; Physical development; Personal, social and emotional development; Literacy; Mathematics; Understanding the world; Expressive arts and design.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
About Cornerstones Curriculum Access resources (licence required)

Is it shiny?

Is it shiny? Does it sparkle? Explore these questions and more in this project about materials and their properties.

Areas covered: Communication and language; Physical development; Personal, social and emotional development; Literacy; Mathematics; Understanding the world; Expressive arts and design.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
About Cornerstones Curriculum Access resources (licence required)

What is a shadow?

What is a shadow? Do you like the dark? Explore these questions and more in this project about light and shadows.

Areas covered: Communication and language; Physical development; Personal, social and emotional development; Literacy; Mathematics; Understanding the world; Expressive arts and design.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
About Cornerstones Curriculum Access resources (licence required)

Where does snow go?

Why does snow melt? Why do icicles hang down? Explore these questions and more in this project about winter.

Areas covered: Communication and language; Physical development; Personal, social and emotional development; Literacy; Mathematics; Understanding the world; Expressive arts and design.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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Why do leaves go crispy?

Why do leaves go crispy? What's inside a conker? Explore these questions and more in this project about the season of autumn.

Areas covered: Communication and language; Physical development; Personal, social and emotional development; Literacy; Mathematics; Understanding the world; Expressive arts and design.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
About Cornerstones Curriculum Access resources (licence required)

Why do you love me so much?

What is special about me? How do we show that we care? Explore these questions and more in this project about love, families and how people are the same and different.

Areas covered: Communication and language; Physical development; Personal, social and emotional development; Literacy; Mathematics; Understanding the world; Expressive arts and design.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
About Cornerstones Curriculum Access resources (licence required)

Why can't I have chocolate for breakfast?

Why can't I have chocolate for breakfast? Which food types are healthy? Explore these questions and more in this project about food, mealtimes and nutrition.

Areas covered: Communication and language; Physical development; Personal, social and emotional development; Literacy; Mathematics; Understanding the world; Expressive arts and design.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
About Cornerstones Curriculum Access resources (licence required)

Why is water wet?

Why is water wet? Why does water change shape? Explore these questions and more in this project about water and its properties.

Areas covered: Communication and language; Physical development; Personal, social and emotional development; Literacy; Mathematics; Understanding the world; Expressive arts and design.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
About Cornerstones Curriculum Access resources (licence required)
“Ofsted love the curriculum and it is what brought us through as a 'good' school.”
Richard Osler, Deputy Headteacher
Broad Oak Primary School
“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
Westwood Farm School
“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
Hockley Heath Primary School
“I believe it made a major contribution to our school moving from 'Requires Improvement' back to 'Good'.”
David Hall, Head Teacher
Brackensdale ER Junior School
“Cornerstones allows us to be creative and explore exciting themes through a robust teaching framework.”
Dominic Broad, Acting Deputy Head Teacher
Barry Island Primary School
“Cornerstones gave us all a fresh start and we've never looked back.”
Jill Bramwell, Deputy Head
Blackrod Primary School
“My daughter is totally engaged with the curriculum and coming home so happy ”
Karin, Parent of Year 5 pupil
St. Michael's RC Primary