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Downshall Vision & Guiding Principles’

Curriculum Booklets

The aim of these booklets is to support a strong home/school partnership by keeping you informed about what your child will be learning this year.

Each September, the school holds curriculum meetings for parents to discuss the key goals and units of learning for each year group, as well as other important aspects of provision.

These booklets capture some of the main points of the curriculum offered at Downshall Primary School

English Curriculum Maps

Maths Curriculum Maps

Foundation Curriculum Maps

Parent Project Guides

Here at Downshall Primary School, we provide a broad and balanced curriculum based around the Cornerstones Curriculum, a nationally recognised approach for delivering outstanding learning opportunities for children. Our Intent for the Curriculum, (see ‘Vision & Guiding Principles document on the website), is carefully thought through for our pupils and we tailor our Cornerstones Curriculum (based on the National Curriculum), to our clearly identified drivers for our curriculum.

What is the Cornerstones Curriculum?

The Cornerstones Curriculum is a creative and thematic approach to learning that is mapped to the 2014 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 Learning Projects (ILPs) and Knowledge Rich Projects (KRPs), which provide a rich menu of exciting and motivating learning activities that make creative links between all aspects of 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 provides many learning challenges throughout the academic year that require children to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding effectively. Cornerstones also provide a 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.

Useful Curriculum Links

Please click on the logo to be directed to the websites:

London Borough of Redbridge Logo Vector (.AI) Free DownloadAgreed Syllabus for Religious Education Jigsaw PSHE Logo Power Maths | Primary Curriculum


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