Curriculum Overview

Principles and Purpose

Lillington Nursery and Primary School use Cornerstones as the main framework for our curriculum.

As a school we have looked at our key principles that reflect our values, context, pedagogy and needs of the children.

Our curriculum will give children the opportunity to:

  • See clear links between different aspects of their learning
  • Understand the purpose and value of learning and its relevance to their past, present and future aspirations
  • Experience the challenge and enjoyment of learning
  • Develop new skills through a variety of interesting contexts
  • Explore the breadth and depth of the national curriculum through a coherent and progressive framework
  • Develop and demonstrate being independent and resilient learners
  • Develop a rich and deep subject knowledge

Through Well-being our children will be given the opportunity to:

  • Develop self-esteem and confidence in their abilities
  • Learn how to respect themselves and others
  • Reflect and think mindfully about their learning
  • Recognise that people are good at different things
  • Follow their own interests and be themselves
  • Build respectful and supportive relationships

Through pupil voice our children will be given the opportunity to:

  • Make a positive contribution to the school and local community
  • Explore ways of becoming an active citizen
  • Express their opinions respectfully on a range of different topics and issues
  • Contribute to planning their own learning through homework projects
  • Take part in democratic activities across the curriculum
  • Make choices about things that are important to them

Our Curriculum will be taught through a pedagogy that:

  • Excites, promotes and sustains each child’s interest
  • Promotes problem solving, creativity and communication
  • Enables and fosters children’s natural curiosity
  • Offers all children a memorable experience
  • Promotes innovation and entrepreneurialism
  • Enables children to reflect on and evaluate their learning

We will enrich our curriculum by:

  • Providing on and off site subject or topic-related activities
  • Offering opportunities for children to learn outdoors
  • Developing partnerships with external providers that extend children’s opportunities for learning
  • Holding specialist curriculum days or weeks
  • Welcoming parents and carers to take part in children’s learning and experiences
  • Using quality resources in and out of the classroom