At Long Row we have a rich and varied curriculum which is taught through cross curricular themes.
We prioritise teaching the basic skills of maths, English and phonics in a well structured way and this forms the core of our work in school.
Developing a love of reading is central to our curriculum and topics often have favourite stories and tales as an integral part of them.
We also teach phonics daily from foundation stage into key stage 1 using the Read, Write, Inc scheme.
Our broader curriculum is developed around the ‘Cornerstones curriculum’ which encourages children to experiment, explore and pursue their own interests within topic work. Although content is important and taught according to National Curriculum requirements, skills and attitudes are continually developed across school regardless of content.
Each theme begins with an engaging opener and concludes with an innovate week where children practise and apply skills learned through the topic.
This may then be presented to or shared with others through performances, presentations or exhibitions.
We ensure that spiritual, moral, social and cultural experiences thread throughout our themes and are part of everyday teaching. We promote British Values through our curriculum and also through whole school assemblies.
RE, ICT, PSHE and music are all taught discretely.
Additionally, all children have timetabled P.E. sessions each week and cover the various aspects of the National Curriculum in these sessions. Healthy lifestyles are promoted through P.E. and linked with other curriculum areas.
For more details about what we teach in each year group please see the links below.
The Cornerstones website can also be accessed here https://cornerstoneseducation.co.uk/