Our new and updated Reception ILPs bring our EYFS curriculum bang up to date and include many new features linked to feedback from schools (requests for the ELG to be identified) and responses to national initiatives (the identification of SMSC and FBV in children’s learning.) These changes and the additional new features listed below, better… Read more
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In this week’s book review, Waterstones bookseller Leilah Skelton gives her verdict on The Colour Thief by Gabriel Alborozo, a picture book suitable for Key Stage 1 children. Let a Colour Thief steal your heart! The Colour Thief combines beautiful illustrations in engaging spreads with a quietly effectual message about greed, the nature of happiness, consideration… Read more
Are you a Cornerstones Hub user? If the answer is yes then look out for our four free fantastic Olympics mini projects to help your school celebrate the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games! Here they are: Tumble! – Nursery and Reception Team! – KS1 Spirit! – LKS2 Champion! – UKS2 Each project has a… Read more
Demonstrate how to use melted chocolate to ‘weld’ together edible items to create super-yummy chocolate structures. Resources Lots of chocolate in all shapes, sizes and types Marshmallows, cereal hoops and other small food items Reusable, metal water bottles Hand-hot water Show Add hand-hot water to the metal bottle and put the lid on firmly. Hold the edge of a piece… Read more
Demonstrate how milk curdles into curds and whey. Then use the solid curds as a mouldable plastic to create fun shapes and models. Resources Whole milk White vinegar Access to a microwave Cup Tablespoon Bowl Sieve Kitchen roll Cookie cutters (optional) Glitter and food colouring (optional) Show Heat up a cup of whole milk in the… Read more
British Science Week is just around the corner, with this year’s celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) taking place from 11-20 March. People of all ages will be organising and taking part in events across the UK, so to help you get involved, we’ll be producing free, daily lesson plans and challenges for… Read more
Every Imaginative Learning Project (ILP) in the Cornerstones EYFS Curriculum features an Innovate stage, one of four stages that make up our teaching and learning philosophy. We sometimes get asked for ideas about arranging and organising Innovate activities, so we thought we’d give you some options.