Westwood Farm School

Cornerstones Curriculum

 

Whole School Overview of Cornerstones Topics 2019-20

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 Cornerstones topics Autumn 2 2019-20

Please click on the link above to see ideas for learning at home for the Autumn Term 2 topics

Cornerstones Information

We use Cornerstones to support the planning and resourcing of our curriculum. Cornerstones is four-stage pedagogy is built on academic research and years of practical teaching experience. It has four key elements to it: thus four - corner, ‘stones’.

Engage Stage

This is to ‘hook’ learners in with a memorable experience.

Sets the scene and provide the context for learning.

Asks questions to find out children's interests.

Develop

This is the section focused on teaching facts and information for deeper understanding and knowledge.

Demonstrate new skills and allow time for consolidation.

Provide creative opportunities for making and doing.

Innovate

This area provides imaginative scenarios that encourage creative thinking.

Enables children to apply previously learned skills.

Encourages enterprise and independent thinking.

Express

This section provides environments for reflective talk.

Creates opportunities for shared evaluation.

Celebrates and share children's success.

Identifies next steps for learning.