Hillbourne Primary School aims to provide a curriculum that inspires and challenges all learners and prepares them for the future, encouraging children of all abilities to question, be curious and aspire to be amazing. The school aims to provide opportunities that promote respect, tolerance, empathy and the celebration of the rich and diverse world in which we live.
We aim to:
Provide a rich and varied, broad and balanced curriculum
Help pupils become happy and productive members of society
Give pupils the knowledge and skills on which to base future learning
Provide inclusive learning opportunities for all of our pupils.
Provide a coherent curriculum in all subjects which enables all pupils to master and some to achieve greater depth
Ensure that all our pupils have the opportunities to develop socially, emotionally and physically as well as academically.
We work hard to provide our pupils with:
A nurturing and safe environment
Consistency and clear boundaries
Experiences that help them to understand more about their learning
Self-belief and resilience
Opportunities to learn from mistakes
Our curriculum is based around the Cornerstones Curriculum which allows our children to engage in their learning through a cross curricular approach. We enhance our topics with high quality visits and visitors. This provides cohesion and allows our pupils to make links across the curriculum while putting their learning into a context.
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 the skills and knowledge expected. The curriculum is delivered through Imaginative Learning Projects which provides a rich menu of exciting and motivating learning activities that make creative links between all aspects of our children’s learning.
Subject depth and progression
Each of the Imaginative Learning Projects (topics) is carefully planned to cover the skills and knowledge required in the National Curriculum. Key concepts are learnt and built upon across each year group and across the school. The structure of the Cornerstones Curriculum ensures that pupils are able to revisit, and so embed, key knowledge and concepts.
Although links are made with all subjects, Literacy, Maths, RE, PHSE and PE are still taught as discrete sessions.