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 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

We also have the Gogivers programme which offers specific SMSC and British values and are linked to our PHSE topics as well.

Each year group has chosen topics for the year.

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

FS2

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

Nursery

Advent 1 Advent 2 Lent 1 Lent 2 Pentecost 1 Pentecost 2

 

 

 

Topics chosen

Me and my community Exploring Autumn Why can't I have chocolate for breakfast? How many colours in a rainbow? Do dragons exist?

Why do you love me so much?

 

Is it shiny? Why do leaves go crispy? Are eggs alive? Can I have a dog? Once upon a time

How many pebbles on a beach?

FS2

Advent 1 Advent 2 Lent 1 Lent 2 Pentecost 1 Pentecost 2

Topics

chosen

Do you want to be friends? Will you read me a story? What happens when I fall asleep? Can I switch it on? Are we there yet? What can you see in Summer?

 

Year 1

 

Advent 1 Advent 2 Lent 1 Lent 2 Pentecost 1 Pentecost 2
Topics chosen  Dinosaur planet Childhood Splendid skies School days Bright lights, big city The Enchanted woodland

Year 2

Advent 1 Advent 2

Lent 1

Lent 2 Pentecost 1 Pentecost 2
Topics chosen Magnificent Monarchs Movers & shakers

Wriggle & Crawl

The Scented garden

Coastline

Beach

combers

Year 3

Advent 1

Advent 2

Lent 1

Lent 2 Pentecost 1

Pentecost 2

Topics chosen

Scrumdiddly-

umptious

Mighty metals

Rocks, relics & rumbles

 

Through the ages
Emperors and Empires

 

Year 4

Advent 1 Advent 2 Lent 1 Lent 2 Pentecost 1

Pentecost 2

Topics chosen Potions I am warrior 1066 Playlist Misty Mountain, winding river

 

Year 5

Advent 1 Advent 2 Lent 1 Lent 2 Pentecost 1 Pentecost 2
Topics chosen Pharoahs Off with her head Stargazers Sow, grow and farm

Year 6

Advent 1 Advent 2 Lent 1 Lent 2 Pentecost 1 Pentecost 2
Topics chosen Hola Mexico! Fallen fields A Child's war Darwin's delights Frozen kingdoms
Diary dates
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