Our Approach

The Cornerstones Curriculum at Arthur Bugler involves a creative and thematic approach to learning that is mapped to the new 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 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 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. Staff access the skills each half term based on what the children have been taught. This is then fed back to parents in the child’s end of year report.

Most of our curriculum is covered in Cornerstones; however, there are some exceptions. Read about the exceptions

Our Key Curriculum documents can be found here:

The Curriculum at Arthur Bugler Primary School

Curriculum Intent & Rationale at Arthur Bugler Primary School

Curriculum Intent & Rationale for More Able & Talented at Arthur Bugler Primary School

Curriculum Intent & Rationale for Pupil Premium & Disadvantaged at Arthur Bugler Primary School

For further information about Cornerstones, please read our parent information presentation document: 

Cornerstones Parent/Carer Information Session

If you are looking for something specific about our curriculum and you can't find it on our website please contact our Curriculum Lead.