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 and you can see these below. 

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

Year 1

Term Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Topic Memory Box Dinosaur Planet Rio Enchanted Woodland Moon Zoom Bright Lights Big City

Year 2

Term Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Topic Beat, Band, Boogie Muck, Mess & Mixtures

Towers, Tunnels & Turrets

Wriggle & Crawl Scented Garden Beachcombers

Year 3

Term Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Topic

Scrumdiddly-

umptious

Flow

Predator

Tribal Tales Heroes & Villains

Gods and Mortals

Year 4

Term Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Topic Potions Blue Abyss Burps, Bottoms & Bile I am Warrior! Playlist! Road trip to USA

Year 5

Term Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Topic Stargazers Stargazers Pharoahs Off with her head! Peasants, Princes & Pestilence Time Traveller

Year 6

Term Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Topic Hola Mexico! ID Darwin's Delights Darwin's Delights A Child's war A Child's war
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