Here at Holy Trinity we provide a creative curriculum based around the Cornerstones Curriculum, a nationally recognised approach for delivering outstanding learning opportunities for children.
We have adapted the curriculum to ensure that it meets the needs of our pupil. We ensure that we use the local area and the varied local history projects available in our community. We have mapped out the curriculum to ensure that there is depth of knowledge and that learning and skills are built upon.
What is the Cornerstones Curriculum?
The Cornerstones Curriculum is a creative and thematic approach to learning that is mapped to the 2014 Primary National Curriculum to ensure comprehensive coverage of national expectations. Our curriculum is 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 chose Cornerstones because it encourages children to become effective independent learners. We believe children learn better when they are encouraged to use their imagination and apply their learning to engaging contexts. Our curriculum provides lots of learning challenges throughout the academic year that require children to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding effectively across the curriculum.
Teachers are clear about what children should be learning so that staff can track children’s progress against age related expectations and identify their individual learning needs..
Long term subject plans below. For medium term plans and many examples of the children learning please visit our class pages.
Here at Holy Trinity we use the DfE approved approach to synthetic phonics called Monster Phonics. An overview of how this is taught across the reception and KS1 year groups can be found below.
We have a a mixed range of books for reading which are phonically decodable and are then banded into book bands. We also have a Golden Book Shelf of specially selected books from popular and lesser known authors for children to access in each class as well as two superb dedicated libraries for KS1 and KS2 with an online system for accessing and selecting books and then completing related book quizzes before progressing onto higher levelled books
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