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Curriculum Overview

'Our curriculum has been designed for the children of Luxulyan School to achieve their academic potential and leave school equipped with skills they will need throughout later life. We aim to provide an education for a connected world with opportunities that inspire creative learning and nurture aspirations; preparing our children to live knowledgeably, responsibly, and safely in a Modern Britain and the Wider World.'

Curriculum

Here at Luxulyan School we provide a broad and balanced curriculum based around the Cornerstones Curriculum, a nationally recognised approach for delivering outstanding learning opportunities for children.
 
 
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.
The Four Cornerstones

Engage 

  • Hook learners in with a memorable experience.
  • Set the scene and provide the context for learning.
  • Ask questions to find out children's interests.
  • Spark children's curiosity using interesting starting points.
 
Develop
  • Teach facts and information for deeper understanding and knowledge.
  • Demonstrate new skills and allow time for consolidation.
  • Provide creative opportunities for making and doing.
  • Deliver reading, writing and talking across the curriculum.
 
Innovate
  • Provide imaginative scenarios that encourage creative thinking.
  • Enable children to apply previously learned skills.
  • Encourage enterprise and independent thinking.
  • Provide opportunities for collaborative working and problem solving.
Express
  • Provide environments for reflective talk.
  • Create opportunities for shared evaluation.
  • Celebrate and share children's success.
  • Identify next steps for learning.

Luxulyan Long Term Plan

 

Our classes at Luxulyan are mixed age and we therefore plan our curriculum across two cycles. Cycle A is the Academic Year 2020-21 and Cycle B is the Academic Year 2021-22.

 

Knowledge Organisers

 

Navigate your way to your child's class page to find the Knowledge Organisers for each topic. In Ash Class these are called 'Did You Know?' sheets

If you have any questions regarding our curriculum please speak to your class teacher or make an appointment with Mr Gynn or Mrs Williams via the office. 

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