Hockley Heath Academy adopted the Cornerstones Curriculum and Assessment package in September 2015. The impact on staff, parents and children has been so positive the school has since decided to implement the Cornerstones EYFS Curriculum as well.
Roulla Gabriel, Principal at Hockley Heath Academy, invited us to visit the school to see first-hand the impact the Cornerstones Curriculum has had. The full report of our visit will be available on Friday, but every day this week, we'll be giving you a sneak peek of our interviews with staff, parents and children at the school.
Today's video clip features children from Years 5 and 6. Watch the video below or click to view on YouTube.
A transcript of the video clip can be found below.
Hockley Heath and Cornerstones – children's views
Year 5 Children:
We get to do more interesting things because before, we just read something on the board, or our teachers read to us off the board and told us what to do, but now we get to see videos. We get to see all gory things like… oh yeah, what was that with Christopher Columbus, the video?
Oh yeah. I like the Pestilence video as well.
That was creepy.
Like, we’d never done the plague before and we just got introduced to this Pestilence video and we were like, OK, this topic’s going to be fun and mad!
Year 6 Children:
We even got to have a bull’s heart, and open it – a real one – and a sheep’s heart. I liked the way we could have fun and chop it open but actually be learning at the same time.
Interviews from Hockley Heath
Remember to check back tomorrow for the next video clip from our Hockley Heath interviews – views on homework from both teachers and children.