At Bracken Lane School, we believe in providing an excellent and exciting curriculum for all of our children. For this reason, we chose to adopt the Cornerstones Creative Curriculum, which we feel best fits with the ethos and values of our school. We use the Cornerstones topics throughout school, from The Nursery through to Year 6.
What is Cornerstones Creative Curriculum?
The Cornerstones curriculum was created by real teachers. The topics support the needs of children, schools and the national curriculum. The unique Cornerstones approach centres on the belief that children learn better when their interests and fascinations are allowed to flourish, where they are encouraged to explore subjects in a variety of ways.
The approach is based on a four-stage teaching philosophy: Engage, Develop, Innovate, Express; the four 'cornerstones' of learning.
The Cornerstones topics are fully in line with the requirements of the National Curriculum and cross curricular learning is a key part of the planning process. All teachers send a half termly newsletter, which outlines the topics being covered in their classes, as well as what will be taught in each subject area.
Mathematics is taught discretely using the Inspire Mathematics project.
Religious Education continues to be taught using the Nottinghamshire Agreed Syllabus, as there is no national curriculum for this subject and the content is decided locally to reflect the needs of our community.
Please see our other curriculum information, in individual subject areas in the 'Curriculum' section of the website.