Here at Atam Academy, we want our pupils to love learning! After much research, we decided to base our primary curriculum around the Cornerstones Curriculum, a nationally recognised approach for delivering outstanding learning opportunities for children. Cornerstones is our starting point and we adapt it to fit the needs of our children, their interests and the local opportunities for learning that we have.

What is the Cornerstones Curriculum?

The Cornerstones Curriculum 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 curriculum is delivered through Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs), which provide a rich menu of exciting and motivating learning activities, making 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 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, which 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 Does it Work?

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:

Cornerstones Website

Please click here for more details of the Atam Primary long-term curriculum plan:

Long term curriculum plan