At Pilsley, we are constantly looking for ways to adapt our practice in order to make greater gains for the children. Given the fact we are now teaching a new National Curriculum, we have decided to invest some money into buying a new scheme which runs across the school from Reception-Y6. The package we have bought is called ‘Cornerstones’.
‘Cornerstones’ works on the belief that children learn better when their interests and fascinations are allowed to flourish, where they are encouraged to explore subjects in a variety of ways and are viewed in terms of their strengths, not their weaknesses. ‘Cornerstones’ developed a four-stage teaching philosophy: Engage, Develop, Innovate and Express. Each stage provides opportunities for children to learn and respond in a variety of ways, keeping projects flexible and able to follow children’s interests and needs.
We are confident that the children will really enjoy learning through this approach and we are very much looking forward to teaching from it too!