Mount Pleasant Primary School

Curriculum Implementation

At Mount Pleasant we provide a broad and balanced curriculum, and we use the 'Cornerstones Curriculum' to support the planning and delivery of outstanding learning opportunities for our children.

The Cornerstones Curriculum is a creative and thematic approach to learning that is mapped to the National Curriculum Framework to ensure comprehensive coverage of national expectations.

It is based on a child-centred pedagogy and is delivered through imaginative and knowledge-rich projects. We call these 'Learning Adventures.' 

Lessons are planned using the following sequence:


Develop Innovate Express

Engage is a short stage in which children take part in a memorable experience to stimulate their curiosity, ask questions and talk about their prior learning. 

Develop is a longer stage, where children delve more deeply into the theme, explore and acquire new skills and knowledge, revisit previously acquired skills and knowledge, make links between subjects, explore, make, read and write for a variety of purposes across the curriculum.

Innovate is an opportunity for children to return to previous skills and knowledge and apply them in new contexts. 


Express gives children structured opportunities to reflect on their learning, demonstrate their knowledge and celebrate their achievements.