Cornerstones Curriculum

At Copley Junior School we provide a tailored creative curriculum based on our individual approach to the Cornerstones Curriculum.


What is the Cornerstones Curriculum?
The Cornerstones Curriculum is a creative and thematic approach to learning that is mapped to the Primary National Curriculum to ensure comprehensive coverage of national expectations. Our curriculum is delivered through Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs) which 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 curriculum has been carefully designed to provide 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.

Cornerstones also provides 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?
Each interactive learning project offers children the opportunity to:
ENGAGE: first hand, memorable learning experiences where children have the chance to investigate and explore using all their senses.
DEVELOP: develop and research skills, knowledge and understanding
INNOVATE: apply skills, knowledge and understanding to a creative and inspirational challenge
EXPRESS: perform, share, evaluate and celebrate learning

To find out more about these stages please click here for the link to the Cornerstones website.

Please visit the following year group pages to view our curriculum overviews:

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Copley Junior Curriculum 'Wordle'

Staff, children, governors and members of our Parent Forum were surveyed about their views of our curriculum. These views are represented in our curriculum wordle below.

Parent Presentations on our approach to the delivery of the Curriculum and Home Learning

We hold four parent workshops a year to share our approach to teaching and learning and ways in which you can support your child. Workshops for each cycle are held at 9am, 2.30pm and 5.30pm to provide as much flexibility as possible to enable parents/carers to attend. The presentation from our most recent parent workshops on our approach to curriculum delivery and home learning is shared below and includes a soundtrack of children from different year groups talking about their learning in school.