At Mount Pleasant we provide a broad and balanced curriculum and we use the Cornerstones Curriculum to support the delivery of outstanding learning opportunities for our children.
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.
It is based on a child-centred pedagogy called 'The Four Cornerstones', and is delivered through Imaginative and Knowledge Rich Projects, we refer to them as our 'Learning Adventures.' These projects provide exciting and motivating learning activities that make creative and meaningful links between the children’s learning.
We believe children learn more effectively when they are encouraged to use their imagination and apply their learning to engaging contexts.
Our curriculum provides learning challenges that require children to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding effectively.
We also use their rigorous skills and knowledge framework that outlines the end of year expectations in all subjects. These skills and knowledge are tied to activities and are age-related so that staff can track children’s progress and identify their individual learning needs