St. Joseph's Catholic Primary Academy

We Value All in the Name of Jesus the Christ

Cornerstones Curriculum

Here at St. Joseph's we follow the Cornerstones Curriculum for all subjects other than Literacy, Maths, RE & PE. 

Cornerstones is a broad and balanced, knowledge and skills based curriculum with a creative edge.  Each topic taught lasts for one half term and always begins with an engaging activity, whether that be a trip, a visitor in school or an exciting demonstration or outside lesson to bring the topic to life and enthuse the children's interests. 

All lessons are mapped to SMSC skills which includes aspects of the fundamental British values of:

  • democracy
  • the rule of law
  • individual liberty
  • mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith

Each year group has chosen topics for the year.

Click below to view the 2019-20 medium term plan for your child's class.

Year One

Year Two

Year Three

Year Four

Year Five

Year Six

For more information about the curriculum please speak to you child's class teacher or visit their website. Cornerstones Curriculum

Year 1

Advent 1 Advent 2 Lent 1 Lent 2 Pentecost 1 Pentecost 2
Topics chosen  Memory Box Rio De Vida Bright Lights, Big City Paws, Claws & Whiskers Super Heroes Enchanted Woodland

Year 2

Advent 1 Advent 2

Lent 1

Lent 2 Pentecost 1 Pentecost 2
Topics chosen Towers, Tunnels & Turrets Muck, Mess & Mixtures

Beat, Band, Boogie

Wriggle & Crawl

Land Ahoy!

Beach

combers

Year 3

Advent 1

Advent 2

Lent 1

Lent 2 Pentecost 1

Pentecost 2

Topics chosen

Scrumdiddly-

umptious

Predator!

Tribal Tales

Urban 

Pioneers

Tremors

Heroes & Villains

Click on the activity sheets for our first topic for more information

Activities Sheet 1 

Activities Sheet 2

Year 4

Advent 1 Advent 2 Lent 1 Lent 2 Pentecost 1

Pentecost 2

Topics chosen 1066! Potions Traders & Raiders Playlist! Road Trip USA

Blue

Abyss

Year 5

Advent 1 Advent 2 Lent 1 Lent 2 Pentecost 1 Pentecost 2
Topics chosen Stargazers Peasants, Princes & Pestilence Scream Machine Time Traveller Allotment Beast Creator

Year 6

Advent 1 Advent 2 Lent 1 Lent 2 Pentecost 1 Pentecost 2
Topics chosen A Child's War A Child's War Frozen Kingdom Darwin's Delights Blood Heart Hola Mexico!
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