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What the children will learn

Our Curricuum

At Buckingham Park Primary School we provide a creative curriculum based around the  Cornerstones Curriculum.

In 2014 a new National Curriculum was introduced by the Government, and at Buckingham Park we have been working hard to refresh our school approach and provision for pupils. As part of this work we have decided to implement the Cornerstones Curriculum, a nationally recognised approach for delivering outstanding learning opportunities for children.

What is the Cornerstones Curriculum?

The Cornerstones Curriculum is a creative and thematic approach to learning that is mapped to the new 2014 Primary National Curriculum to ensure comprehensive coverage of national expectations. Our new 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 new curriculum  provides plenty 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 which outlines the end of year expectations in all subjects. These essential skills are matched to activities and are age related so that staff are able to  track children’s progress and identify their individual learning needs.

How it Works?

Children 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:



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