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Burton Bradstock

Church of England Primary School

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'Do Justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God' Micah 6:8

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Cornerstones Curriculum

The new Cornerstones Curriculum provides pupils with a varied, creative way to learn the elements of the National Curriculum and, within each half term summary, there are activities for parents/carers and children to take part in with family and friends.  This is a great way for children and their families to have fun together whilst supporting their learning.  Please check the information each half term. 



Early in the academic year, each class teacher meets with parents to explain the expectations of the children in their class and to provide other important information.  There are also a variety of other handouts which are not available here because of copyright restrictions.  Please contact the class teacher for further details of other handouts regarding subject expectations.

Wagtail Class (Reception) Information

Personal, Social, Health & Economic Education incorporating Relationships and Sex Education

It is now a statutory requirement for primary schools to deliver Relationships Education and the Department of Education (DfE) encourages schools to deliver Sex Education that ensures both boys and girls are prepared for the changes adolescence brings and – drawing on knowledge of the human life cycle set out in the National Curriculum for science – how a baby is conceived and born.

Curriculum Maestro

Since 2018 we have provided 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 (now being re-branded as Curriculum Maestro) is a creative and thematic approach to learning that is mapped to the 2014 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:

The information also provides suggestions for ways in which the family can become involved in the topic. 
Why not try some of the activities at home?

(click on the current subject to download the information - previous topic links have been removed for copyright reasons)
The curriculum for each class is based around a two-year cycle - so we've started again in 2020, but with some changes since all the Minerva Learning Trust Schools are now following a similar pattern.

Wagtail Class (Reception)Autumn 2020 (1)Why do you love me so much?
Autumn 2020 (2)Do you want to be friends?
Spring 2021 (1)Winter Wonderland
Spring 2021 (2)Dangerous Dinosaurs
Summer 2021 (1)Sunshine and Sunflowers
Summer 2021 (2)Shadows and Reflections
Autumn 2021 (1)Me and my community
Autumn 2019 (2)Why do squirrels hide their nuts?
Spring 2020 (1)Will you read me a story?
Spring 2020 (2)What happens when I fall asleep?
Summer 2020 (1&2)Why do zebras have stripes?
Robin Class (Y1/2)Autumn 2020 (1)Splendid Skies
Autumn 2020 (2)Dinosaur Planet
Spring 2021 (1)Bright Lights, Big City
Spring 2021 (2)Rio de Vida
Summer 2021 (1)Magnificent Monarchs
Summer 2021 (2)Coastline
Autumn 2021 (1)Moon Zoom
Autumn 2019 (2)Paws, claws and whiskers
Spring 2020 (1)Memory Box and Home Learning
Spring 2020 (2)The Scented Garden
Summer 2020 (1)Superheroes
Summer 2020 (2)Beachcombers
Kingfisher Class (Y3/4)Autumn 2020 (1)Through the Ages
Autumn 2020 (2)Urban Pioneers
Spring 2021 (1)Gods and Mortals
Spring 2021 (2)Misty Mountain Winding River
Summer 2021 (1)Emperors and Empires
Summer 2021 (2)Burps, Bottoms and Bile
Autumn 2021 (1)Potions
Autumn 2019 (2)Tremors
Spring 2020 (1)Mighty Metals and Home Learning
Spring 2020 (2)1066
Summer 2020 (1)Road Trip USA
Summer 2020 (2)Flow
Owl Class (Y5/6)Autumn 2020 (1)Stargazers
Autumn 2020 (2)A Child's War
Spring 2021 (1)Hola Mexico!
Spring 2021 (2)Revolution!
Summer 2021 (1)Sow, Grow and Farm
Summer 2021 (2)Time Traveller
Autumn 2021 (1)Pharoahs
Autumn 2019 (2)Frozen Kingdom
Spring 2020 (1)Darwin's Delights & Home Learning
Spring 2020 (2)Off with her head!
Summer 2020 (1)Beast Creator
Summer 2020 (2)Tomorrow's World

Phonics information


Currently, we use Letters and Sounds through the Early Years into Key Stage 1. From September 2022 we will be using Read, Write Inc for our phonics and spelling programmes.

Kingfisher Class (Y3/4)