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.