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Curriculum Subjects

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Curriculum Plan 2017-18 – Download here: Cornerstones Curriculum Plan 2017-2018 (Science investigations in red)

 

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Nursery Why do you love me so much?

What is special about me? How do we show that we care? Explore these questions and more in this project about love, families and how people are the same and different.

How does that building stay up?

How does that building stay up? How many windows does it have? Explore these questions and more in this project about buildings, structures, properties of materials, houses and homes.

Why do leaves go crispy?

Why do leaves go crispy? What’s inside a conker? Explore these questions and more in this project about the season of autumn.

 

Are eggs alive?

Are eggs alive? What are buds? Explore these questions and more in this project about the things that happen in the world around us in the season of spring.

Can we explore it?

Can we explore it? Can you find me? Explore these questions and more in this project that captures children’s natural curiosity about the world around them, from the smallest holes and hiding spaces to great adventures in far away places.

How high can I jump?

How high can I jump? How fast can I run? Explore these questions and more in this project about sport, movement and physical challenge.

How many pebbles on the beach?

How many pebbles on the beach? Which creatures live by the sea? Explore these questions and more in this project about the seashore.

Reception Do you want to be my friends?

Do you want to be friends? Would you like to play with me? Explore these questions and more in this project about friendship, being kind and working together.

Why do squirrels hide their nuts?

Why do squirrels hide their nuts? Why do hedgehogs hibernate? Explore these questions and more in this project about the seasonal change in the natural world during late autumn and winter.

What keeps us healthy?

Moving objects

What happens when I fall asleep?

Why are there stars in the sky at night? Does everyone go to bed at the same time as me? Explore these questions and more in this project about night time.

Will you read me a story?

Was the Big Bad Wolf really so bad? How many bowls of porridge did Goldilocks eat? Explore these questions and more in this magical project all about fairy tales, goodies and baddies!

Why are carrots orange?

What do we like to eat? Are we happy to try something new? Explore these questions and more in this project about eating well, staying healthy and trying something new.

Why do zebras have stripes?

Why do zebras have stripes? Where do lions live? Explore these questions and more in this project about Africa and the wild animals that live there.

 

Who lives in a rock pool?

Which creature live on the seashore? Why do crabs have shells? Explore these questions and more in this project about the seashore and the plants and animals that live there.

 

Year 1 Memory Box

Can you remember being small? Being a baby and learning to crawl? Do you recall a favourite toy, maybe a teddy bear or a best-loved book?
Memories are special… Let’s make some more!

About our body

How to eat healthily 

Dinosaur Planet

Stomp, crash, RRRAGH! Watch out everyone – the dinosaurs are on the prowl!
They’re rampaging across the dusty earth, swishing their enormous tails and baring their fearsome teeth…
Let’s explore the Dinosaur Planet! 

Bright lights, big city

What do you know about England’s capital city? Let’s find out all about London, including its history, transport and famous landmarks.
Are you ready for the bright lights of the big city? Hop in a black cab and…enjoy the ride!

Year 2 Towers, Tunnels & Turrets

See the castle ahead? Get ready to invade its mighty walls! Shoot a projectile with an archer’s aim! Head across the drawbridge, over the moat and up to the top of the tower…

Can you make a paper bridge?

Street Detectives

This way or that way? Where should we go? Up to the local shops or down to the playing fields? Let’s learn about our local community, looking at houses old and new and finding out how our streets have changed since our mums and dads were young. Perhaps your granny or grandpa went to your school or maybe they worked in the baker’s shop?

Wriggle & Crawl

Grab your coat and pooter – we’re going out and about on a minibeast hunt!
Sweep your nets in puddles and ponds and lift up logs to see who’s home.

Year 3 Scrumdidlyumptious

Tuck in and enjoy a yummy journey of discovery, tasting fantastic fruits, venerable vegetables and tantalizing treats!

How can food be altered?

Is it safe to eat?

Is my lunch healthy?

Predators

It’s time to take a walk on the wild side! Find out who’s coming to visit… is it a bug-munching lizard or an eagle-eyed bird of prey? Whatever it is, do you think you can handle it?

 

Mighty Metals

Explore the scientific world of forces and magnetism, metals and materials… Expand your mind as you test and trial, build and move.

Gods & Mortals

Discover a fantastical world full of mythical creatures and legendary heroes. Poseidon, Apollo, Artemis and Zeus reign almighty from Mount Olympus, watching mere mortals on dusty Athenian streets.

Urban Pioneers

Hop on the bus and take a trip downtown, where the lights are bright and every street has a story to tell.
Explore with fresh eyes the art of the city, then capture a moment in time.

 

Flow

Pull on your wellies and wade right in… How deep does it go and how fast does it travel? What soil types can you find by the riverside? Which animals make their homes there? Let’s get down to the river bank and find out!

Year 4 I am a warrior

Discover warring Britain: meet Claudius, Boudicca and Julius Caesar, and find out what the Romans did for us.

Did the Romans use toilet roll?

Potions

Potion: a poison, a mixture, an aromatic brew, a vapour, a liquid or sticky goo.
Welcome to the amazing magical world of potions and their properties…

Misty Mountain Sierra

Mighty mountains peak above the morning mists, imposing and eternal, rocky outcrops at their feet.
Discover how these giants are formed, as a fold or a block, a dome or a plateau

 

Burps, Bottoms, Bile

Open wide – let’s take a look inside! We’re on a voyage of discovery to investigate the busy world inside your body!

Traders and Raiders

Big and strong, powerful and brave, the Saxons wave their battle-axes and brandish their swords as they begin to invade Britain’s shores.

 

Blue Abyss

Grab your wetsuit! We’re going deep into an underwater world of incredible coral and mysterious sea creatures.

Year 5 Pharaohs

Let’s travel back 5000 years to the dusty realms of ancient Egypt. Cruise along the Nile, entering a world of mysteries and curses, mummies and kings.

Can you clean dirty water?

Will it erupt?

Do all solids dissolve?

 

Scream Machine

Roll up, roll up! You’re going on a day trip to a theme park to soak up the unique sights, smells and sounds of the fair.

 

 

Star Gazers

Journey through space, the final frontier… Navigate beyond the Sun, the magnificent, blazing star at the centre of our solar system!

Off with her head

Travel back in time to the 1500s and meet the terrifying Tudors, a domineering dynasty that changed our history.

Beast Creator

Arachnids, invertebrates, molluscs and myriapods, hiding in nooks and beneath darkened rocks… Come search for these minibeasts, and let’s sort them out! 

Allotment

Let’s grow! A crispy carrot, a luscious lettuce or a tasty tomato. Dig deep and put your back into it, making your own tubs and planters and nurturing your greens.

Year 6 Revolution

Children will learn about life in a Victorian classroom and the inventors of the Victorian Age.

Can citrus fruit power a circuit?

Which materials are best to use as a conductor?

How can we measure the brightness of a bulb?

 

 

Frozen Kingdom
Welcome to the planet’s coldest lands… vast wilds, hostile territories, incredibly beautiful yet often deadly. Take shelter from the elements or fall prey to icy winds and deepest chill. Trek bravely and valiantly across treacherous terrain to the ends of the Earth, treading deep in snow or pulled by a team of mighty sled dogs. 
A Child’s War

A siren sounds, a building crumbles, a Spitfire zooms overhead. Take cover! It’s 1939 and Britain is at war. Deep down in the Anderson shelter, learn why nations are fighting and why child evacuees must make the long journey from their homes and families into unknown territory.

Darwin’s Delights

Ship ahoy! We’re off on an exciting expedition with Charles Darwin and his crew on HMS Beagle. Can you trace his route across the vast ocean?

Gallery Rebels

Colours collide, melting together on the canvas: an impression of light, a rage of red, a lobster perched on a telephone… Come and find out about the bizarre and eccentric minds of the gallery rebels!

Tomorrow’s World

Discover the movers and shakers in the world of technology – the people who’ve shaped the modern world. Perhaps you might be a visionary for the next generation?

 

Information about subjects that are taught discretely or through the Cornerstones topics:

Computing

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Computing KS1 Download
Computing KS2 Download

MFL

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Music

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PE

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PSHE

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RE

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