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St. Augustine's School Curriculum

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Class Curriculum Information Summer Term 2017/2018

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National Curriculum for Primary Schools

Please follow the link below for further information on the National Curriculum for Primary schools

http://www.primarycurriculum.me.uk/

Our topic based approach - Cornerstones

At St. Augustine's, we are continually striving to provide our children with the best possible educational experiences on a daily basis.

 The most important underlying principle of a curriculum is to help children learn. We believe that a successful curriculum is brought to life by high quality teaching, inspirational learning activities and opportunities to listen and plan for the developing interests and motivations of children.

Hence we have adopted a ‘topic-based’ approach to delivering as much of the content of the National Curriculum programmes of study as possible, although certain elements (particularly in Mathematics, Literacy and Computing) are still taught separately as required.

To assist us with this topic-based approach, we  have invested in the Cornerstones Primary Curriculum which is built upon a four stage teaching and learning philosophy.

ENGAGE   –   DEVELOP   –   INNOVATE   –   EXPRESS

This is not a ‘scheme’ which teachers follow rigorously but a package of ‘ideas’ which teachers can use/adapt as they see fit to deliver various elements of the curriculum. There are a wide variety of topics available for the teachers to choose from (see below) and this provides them with great flexibility in terms of delivering the curriculum. This also means that teachers can choose topics which they feel are best suited to their particular class.

Children have a Topic Book which they work in and this enables them to see the links/connections between various subjects and transfer their learning appropriately.

Of course, not all of the content of the National Curriculum can be delivered through this topic-based approach, but wherever it can, it is very powerful in terms of embedding the children’s learning and deepening their understanding.

Cornerstones Curriculum Topics

Year 1

Year 2

Bright Lights, Big City

Beachcombers

Dinosaur Planet

Beat Band Boogie

Memory Box

Bounce

Paws, Claws, Whiskers

Land Ahoy

Rio de Vida

Much Mess And Mixtures

Splendid Skies

Street Detectives

Superheros

The Scented Garden

Moon Zoom

Towers, Turrets, Turrels

Enchanted Woodland

Wiggle And Crawl

Year 3

Year 4

Flow

1066

Gods & Mortals

Blue Abyss

Heros & Villans

Burps, Bottoms, Bile

Mighty Metals

I Am A Warrior

Predator

Misty Mountain Sierra

Scrumdiddlyumptious

Playlist

Tremors

Potions

Tribal Tales

Road Trip USA

Urban Pioneers

Traders & Raiders

Year 5

Year 6

Alchemy Island

A Child’s War

Allotment

Blood Heart

Beast Creator

Darwin’s Delight

Off With Her Head

Frozen Kingdom

Peasants, Princes, Pestilence

Gallery Rebels

Pharaohs

Hola Mexico

Scream Machine

ID

Stargazers

Revolution

Time Traveller

Tomorrow’s World

Topic Codes Used In Books

EN SL EN W EN C Co EN H MA AD
English Speaking and Listening English Writing English comprehension Computing English Handwriting Maths Art Design
Hi La Mu PE Sc DT Ge
History Languages Music Physical Education Science Design Technology Geography

Click on the link below for more information on Cornerstones.

http://www.cornerstones.co.uk/

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