At The Churchill School, we believe in providing an excellent and exciting curriculum for all of our children. For this reason, we chose to adopt the Cornerstones Creative Curriculum, which we feel best fits with the ethos and values of our school
What is Cornerstones Creative Curriculum?
The Cornerstones curriculum was created by real teachers. The topics support the needs of children, schools and the national curriculum. The unique Cornerstones approach centres on the belief that children learn better when their interests and fascinations are allowed to flourish, where they are encouraged to explore subjects in a variety of ways.
The approach is based on a four-stage teaching philosophy: Engage, Develop, Innovate, Express; the four 'cornerstones' of learning.
Start with a memorable first-hand experience eg. a visit, a visitor or a special event.
Begin observations, research and setting questions.
Fully engage with the new topic.
Improve knowledge and understanding.
Develop and practise new skills.
Explore, make and do.
Apply skills and knowledge in real-life contexts.
Solve real or imagined problems through learning.
Gain inspiration from creative activities.
Become performers, experts and informers.
Link learning back to starting points.
Share and celebrate achievements.
*The Cornerstones topics are fully in line with the requirements of the National Curriculum and cross curricular learning is a key part of the planning process.
*RE continues to be taught using the Kent agreed syllabus.