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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 provision using topic themes, which we then base table top and outdoor learning opportunities around, linked to the Early Learning Goals. Within these topics are opportunities to explore, explain and create.

 

Our ‘Themes’ this year are;

 

 

'Me and My Community'

 

 

This project supports children with settling in to school, and encourages them to make new friends and feel confident in their class. It teaches children about being helpful, kind and thoughtful at home and at school. This project also teaches children how they are unique and special, the importance of friendship, and how people in their family, school and local community are important and can help them.

 

'Exploring Autumn'

 

 

This project teaches children about the natural changes that happen during the season of autumn, including how the weather changes, why trees lose their leaves and how wild animals prepare for winter.

 

'Once Upon a Time'

 

 

This project supports children to develop a love of stories and reading. It encourages children to learn, retell and act out familiar and traditional tales including CinderellaGoldilocksLittle Red Riding HoodThe Three Little Pigs and The Three Billy Goats Gruff.

 

'Sparkle and Shine'

 

 

This project teaches children about the celebrations that take place during the autumn and winter seasons, and focus on the significance and symbolism of light at this time of year.

 

'Starry Night'

 

 

This project explores the differences in the world at night compared to during the day. It teaches children about the importance of a good night’s sleep, and helps them to discover what is happening in the world while they are sleeping, including finding out about nocturnal animals.

 

'Winter Wonderland'

 

 

This project teaches children about the changes that happen during winter, including the types of weather associated with winter. It also explores places that have snow all year round and the types of animals that live there.

 

'Sunshine and Sunflowers'

 

 

This seasonal project provides opportunities for outdoor learning and teaches children how to care for the plants and animals in their local environment and how to stay safe in the sun.

 

'Shadows and Reflections'

 

 

This project teaches children about natural phenomena, including shadows, reflections and echoes. They explore how shadows are formed and how they can change.

 

'Big Wide World'

 

 

This project teaches children about the global community to which they belong and explores how living things, communities and climates differ around the world.

 

'Splash!'

 

 

This project teaches children about water, including floating and sinking, freezing and melting, and why it is important for living things to stay hydrated.

 

'Build it Up'

 

 

This project teaches children about structures and materials and gives them the opportunity to work in groups to create collaborative structures.

 

'Let's Explore'

 

 

This project teaches children about the environments that they share with others, including their homes, school and places in the local community.

 

 

As ever, should you have any questions about any of our topics, or know of any ways that you could enrich our topics, then please talk to Mr M or Mrs Conyers.

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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