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Creative Curriculum Overview

At Chiddingstone Church of England School we are extremely proud of our creative and vibrant curriculum which puts children at its heart.  The Cornerstones Curriculum contains 70 inspiring "Imaginative Learning Projects" which are brilliantly thought out and expertly written.  Exceeding the requirements of the 2014 National Curriculum, it provides hours of rich cross-curricular and exciting learning experiences.

Each learning project encourages children to combine different strands of learning so that they learn more holistically and start to challenge themselves and learn problem solving skills.

This is a creative approach to learning, built on the criteria for an outstanding curriculum.  It ensures that children learn in the most most creative way and are involved in what they are learning.  Cornerstones is based on the Four Cornerstones of Learning:

ENGAGE - DEVELOP - INNOVATE - EXPRESS

These cornerstones provide a consistent philosophy for learning throughout school.

ENGAGE in their learning through relevant and emotional experiences which are purposeful and stimulating.  Learning takes place both in and out of the classroom.

DEVELOP knowledge, skills and understanding to underpin and make sense of the world around them.

INNOVATE using all their knowledge, skills, understanding and imagination through a challenging and structured provocation where children will work both independently, cooperatively and collaboratively.

EXPRESS the outcomes from their provocations in a variety of different forms using a range of different methods and media, and celebrate this work with the wider community.

Key Stage 1

Year 2016/17

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

1

Project

Paws and Claws

Bright Lights, Big City

Splendid Skies

Moon Zoom

Dinosaur Planet

Memory Box

Subject focus

Science

Geography

Science

D & T

History/Science

History

Science genre

Animals

 

 

Materials

Animals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Project

Wriggle and Crawl

Muck Mess and Mixtures

Towers, Tunnels and Turrets

Land Ahoy

Scented Garden

& SATS

Scented Garden

& SATS

Subject focus

Science

Art & Design

D &  T

Geography

Science

Science

Science genre

Habitats, life cycles, food chains

Everyday materials, working scientifically

Materials

Materials

Plants

Plants

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key Stage 2

Year 2016/17

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

3

Project

Gods & Mortals

Mighty Metals

Pharaohs

Urban Pioneers

Tremors

Predators

Subject focus

History

Science

History

Art/Science

Geography/Science

Science

Science genre

 

Forces to include electrical circuits (Electric Rainbow)

 

Sound/Ear

Rocks - properties

Animals – food for nutrition, skeletons, muscles, fossils, flowering plants

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Project

Scrumdiddly- umptious

I Am Warrior

Burps, Bottoms and Bile

Flow

Time Traveller

Beast Creator

Subject focus

Science/Geography

History

Science

Geography/Science

Geography/Art

Science

Science genre

Nutrition, changes of state

 

Digestion, teeth, healthy eating

Soil, water cycle, plants, water purification

Puberty

Life cycles, food chains, habitats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

Project

Rivers

Potions/Alchemy Island

Off With Her Head

Stargazers

Gallery and Barcelona

Scream Machine

Subject focus

Geography

Science

History

Science

Art/MFL

Science

Science genre

Soil

Changes of state

 

Earth and Space

 

Flowering plants

Forces

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

Project

A Child’s War

ID

Frozen kingdom

Blood Heart

Seville and Comic relief

Tomorrow’s world

Subject focus

History

Science

Science/Geography

Science

MFL/Geography

 Robotics/Science

Science genre

 

Evolution, inheritance

 

Heart, circulation, healthy living