Year Group pages


Here at Rich­mond Pri­mary School we pro­vide a cre­ative cur­ricu­lum based around the
Cor­ner­stones Curriculum.

With the new National Cur­ricu­lum being intro­duced by the Gov­ern­ment this year (2014–15) we have been work­ing hard to refresh our school approach and pro­vi­sion for pupils. As part of this work we have decided to imple­ment the new Cor­ner­stones Cur­ricu­lum, a nation­ally recog­nised approach for deliv­er­ing out­stand­ing learn­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties for children.


What is the Cor­ner­stones Curriculum?

The Cor­ner­stones Cur­ricu­lum is a cre­ative and the­matic approach to learn­ing that is mapped to the new 2014 Pri­mary National Cur­ricu­lum to ensure com­pre­hen­sive cov­er­age of national expec­ta­tions. Our new cur­ricu­lum will be deliv­ered through Imag­i­na­tive Learn­ing Projects (ILPs) which will pro­vide a rich menu of excit­ing and moti­vat­ing learn­ing activ­i­ties that make cre­ative links between all aspects of our children’s learning.

We believe chil­dren learn bet­ter when they are encour­aged to use their imag­i­na­tion and apply their learn­ing to engag­ing con­texts. Our new cur­ricu­lum will pro­vide lots of learn­ing chal­lenges through­out the aca­d­e­mic year that will require chil­dren to solve prob­lems, apply them­selves cre­atively and express their knowl­edge and under­stand­ing effec­tively across the curriculum.

Cor­ner­stones also pro­vide a rig­or­ous essen­tial skills frame­work that out­lines the end of year expec­ta­tions in all sub­jects. These essen­tial skills are tied to activ­i­ties and are age related so that staff can track children’s progress and iden­tify their indi­vid­ual learn­ing needs.


How it Works?

Chil­dren will progress through four stages of learn­ing in each ILP – Engage, Develop, Inno­vate and Express. To find out more about these stages please click on the link through to Cor­ner­stones website:

The doc­u­ment below gives an overview of the Imag­i­na­tive Learn­ing Projects each year group will cover dur­ing the year.

Cornerstones Overview 2016/17

Below are the long term plans that each year group are work­ing to this cur­ricu­lum year .  These plans out­line what areas of learn­ing will be cov­ered dur­ing each half term.

Year 1 long term plan 2016/2017

Year 2 long term plan 2016/2017

Year 3 long term plan 2016/2017

Year 4 long term plan 2016/2017

Year 5 long term plan 2016/2017

Year 6 long term plan 2016/2017