CURRICULUM

Curriculum Intent



Cornerstones

At Robin Hood we adhere to the requirements of the National Curriculum and are committed to maintaining the highest standards of teaching and learning, ensuring our pupils are exceptionally well prepared for the next stage in their education.

The delivery of the curriculum is supported by the "Cornerstones curriculum".

Every year group will experience 6 different projects, each presented in a Learning Journal.

Each individual project is split into sections, which see the children progress through four stages of learning: Engage, Develop, Innovate and Express.

Engage


At the ‘Engage’ stage, children:

  • gain memorable first-hand experiences, such as going on a visit or inviting a special visitor into school

  • enjoy ‘WOW’ experiences

  • get an exciting introduction to a topic or theme

  • begin researching and setting enquiry questions

  • get lots of opportunities to make observations

  • develop spoken language skills

  • take part in sensory activities

  • have lots of fun to fully 'engage' with their new topic.

Develop


At the ‘Develop’ stage, children:

  • improve their knowledge and understanding of the topic

  • develop and practise their new skills

  • compose, make, do, build, investigate, explore, write for different purposes and read across the curriculum

  • research their own questions and those set by others

  • follow new pathways of enquiry based on their interests

  • complete homework activities that support their learning.



Innovate


At the ‘Innovate’ stage, children:

  • apply skills, knowledge and understanding in real-life contexts

  • solve real or imagined problems using everything they’ve learnt

  • get inspired by imaginative and creative opportunities

  • revisit anything not fully grasped at the ‘Develop’ stage.



Express


At the ‘Express’ stage, children:

  • become the performers, experts and informers

  • share their achievements with parents, classmates and the community

  • evaluate finished products and processes

  • link what they have learnt to where they started

  • celebrate their achievements!




If you would like to find out more about the Cornerstones Curriculum, please visit their website at www.cornerstoneseducation.co.uk

We regularly review our curriculum content to ensure it continues to provide a rich and relevant experience.

Our coverage of all subjects, both core and foundation, is broad and thorough and delivered through a variety of exciting projects.

Curriculum development is shaped by our pupils and parents through questionnaires, discussions and pupil conferencing.

Whole School Curriculum Plan

Curriculum Plan 2021/2022.pdf

Curriculum Implementation in Year Groups and Home Learning

Samples of Home Learning and Knowledge Organiser


Parents are informed ahead of the start of a new project. They receive a letter from their child's class teacher giving an overview of the content of the project.


A choice of Home Learning Tasks and a Knowledge Organiser are also sent home, this enables parents to support their children with some pre learning ahead of the start of the new project.


Children are expected to complete at least one Home Learning Task to share with their class.

Autumn 1 - Y4 HLT Road Trip USA.pdf
Autumn 1 - Y4 KO Road Trip USA.pdf

External links for Home Learning


Children benefit from using a range of online learning resources, here are some suggestions which children can enjoy within their home learning.