What’s new – June 2018

We’re really excited about our curriculum conversation with Sean Harford, Ofsted’s National Director of Education and our new Democracy Rules projects and resources. With National Democracy Week beginning on 2nd July, these new resources are perfectly timed for you to make the most of real world learning.

Democracy Rules

Democracy Rules is a set of seven projects spanning EYFS to Year 6. Project themes include right and wrong, laws, rules, parliament, government, representation and democracy. Each project is mapped to PSHE objectives and SMSC aspects of learning and all resources are included. Why not give them a spin during National Democracy week? Find Democracy Rules projects here.


Our June assemblies include some great themes for the summer months. Topics include Great Outdoors Month, National Smile Month, Volunteers’ Week, World Oceans Day and World Environment Day. Why not make the most of the summer sunshine and do your assembly outdoors? Download your June assemblies here.

More resources

Our existing ILPs and resources continue to have a facelift. This month's spotlight is on Year 1 and 2 projects including Superheroes; The Scented Garden; Paws, Claws and Whiskers; Bright Lights, Big City; Street Detectives and Towers, Tunnels and Turrets.

Ofsted podcast

And finally, we are delighted to publish our blog and podcast with Sean Harford, Ofsted’s National Director of Education. Lots of no-nonsense, straightforward advice on curriculum and inspection. And an acknowledgement that a broad and balanced, rich curriculum is the way! Hurrah!

Finally, a great big thank you to everyone who has taken the time to feedback and comment so positively on these emails. It means a lot. Thank you!


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Melanie Moore

Mel is Director and EYFS specialist at Cornerstones. She writes most of our curriculum materials and leads our creative team. She has 20 years teaching experience, including as a deputy head teacher. She has also been a teacher adviser, a local authority strategy advisor and has worked for the QCA on national curriculum schemes of work.

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