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Together we are a family of God, a family of love, a family of learners

Cornerstones Curriculum

Cornerstones Curriculum

 

We plan our adult led activities using a ‘Big Question’ that provides a theme for our learning and is linked to the Early Learning Goals.  Within these questions are opportunities to explore, explain and create in response to key questions.

 

Our ‘Big Questions’ this year are;

 

 

Do you want to be 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?

 

Children will tell us where squirrels live. They will explain what happens during different seasons and why some animals hibernate. They will create their own animal feeder.

 

 

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!

 

 

Are we there yet?

 

Where in the world would you like to go? How would you like to travel there? Explore these questions and more in this project about transport, travel and places near and far!

 

 

Why don't snakes have legs?

 

Why don’t snakes have legs? Why do chameleons change colour? Explore these questions and more in this project about reptiles, their characteristics and habitats.

 

 

Do cows like milk?

 

Do cows drink milk? What are baby pigs called? Explore these questions and more in this project about life on the farm and the animals that live there.

 

 

Why do ladybirds have spots?

 

Why do ladybirds have spots? Why do spiders spin webs? Explore these questions and more in this project about minibeasts and their habitats.

 

 

Who lives in a rock-pool?

 

Which creatures 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.

 

Our Mission and Values

Together we are a family of God, a family of love, a family of learners.

Read Our School Ethos

Trust Information

St Mary's Catholic Primary School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Mary's Catholic Primary School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.

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