We are very proud of the curriculum we offer our children at Farcet. Our intention is to provide a broad, balanced and rich curriculum which gives the early skills required for life-long learning with a focus on children becoming independent, resilient, reflective and a team players. All of the pupils at Farcet are unique and have their own strengths and talents. Our broad and balanced curriculum enables all of our pupils to shine and be proud of what they are good at. We want our pupils to be inspired in their learning and remember their primary years as exciting and fun! At Farcet, we base our curriculum around the Cornerstones Curriculum.
The delivery of the statutory National Curriculum is delivered alongside a bespoke and carefully planned Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural curriculum. This core curriculum is then enhanced with a range of planned enrichment activities, educational visits, extra-curricular activities, the opportunity to play a range of musical instruments, learn a language, the opportunity to develop skills in a range of team sports and undertake a role on one of the leadership councils.
What is the Cornerstones Curriculum?
The Cornerstones Curriculum is a creative and thematic approach to learning that is mapped to the 014 Primary National Curriculum to ensure comprehensive coverage of national expectations. Our curriculum is delivered through Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs) which provide a rich menu of exciting and motivating learning activities that make creative links between all aspects of our children’s learning.
We believe children learn better when they are encouraged to use their imagination and apply their learning to engaging contexts. Our curriculum will provides lots of learning challenges throughout the academic year that require children to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding effectively across the curriculum.
Cornerstones also provide a rigorous essential skills framework that outlines the end of year expectations in all subjects. These essential skills are tied to activities and are age related so that staff can track children’s progress and identify their individual learning needs.
How it Works? Children will progress through four stages of learning in each ILP – Engage, Develop, Innovate and Express. To find out more about these stages please click on the link through to Cornerstones website: