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Outwoods Primary School


Outwoods Primary School Curriculum ​

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

The new National Curriculum was introduced by the Government in 2014, and since this time we have refreshed our schools' approach and provision for pupils. As part of the work we have undertaken, we have decided to implement the new Cornerstones Curriculum, a nationally recognised approach for delivering outstanding learning opportunities for children.

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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 stage 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:

Each term we give all parents the opportunity to attend our school open evenings.  These open school nights enable parents to visit the school to talk to the classteachers or have the chance to look through their child's work.  As well as the open evenings all parents are encouraged to attend a termly Parents evening to discuss their child's progress and achievements within our school.

Further information regarding each subject area and all other aspects of our school life, including behaviour, can be found on our policies page.  If you have any further queries or questions regarding our curriculum our Curriculum coordintor, Mrs R Winter, will be happy to help.  Please send all correspondance using the school email address that can be found on our contact page.