Curriculum Overview

At St John’s Primary School we follow The Cornerstones Curriculum.

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  curriculum is delivered through Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs) which  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 curriculum  provides lots of learning challenges throughout the academic year that requires 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. 

Children  progress through four stages of learning in each ILP – Engage, Develop, Innovate and Express.  To find out more about these stages please go to the Cornerstones website:

You can download the  curriculum for each year below: