At Sandhurst Primary School we offer a rich religious education that is based around our Cornerstones Curriculum. Throughout the school, our teaching covers a wide breadth of religions and religious celebrations.
Our lessons are taught in well planned sequential stages so that children are not repeating their prior learning but are provided with opportunities to develop on the skills and knowledge of religious as they move through the school.
Where possible we will teach religious celebrations at the relevant time in the calendar year, with the intent to bring the ceremonial happenings to life within our classroom. We do this through use of practical artifacts, drama and role play, story reenactments and discussions. As a result of this, our recording or our religious education is often creative and practical to ensure that children a engaged in their learning.
Through our teaching of religious education, we endeavor to encourage respect and sensitivity whilst promoting thoughts of inquiry, questioning, observations of similarities and differences between cultures.
We provide a creative curriculum based around 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 Primary National Curriculum to ensure comprehensive coverage of national expectations. Our new curriculum will be delivered through Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs) which will 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 will provide lots of learning challenges throughout the academic year that will 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 that outlines the end of year expectations in all subjects. These essential skills are tied to activities and are age related so that staff can track children’s progress and identify their individual learning needs.
How it Works?
Children will 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: