Our Curriculum in School

Important message : Our curriculum is currently under full review and a significant number of changes are being made to it. As such during this process not all curriculum information is available on the school website. If you require any specific information beyond what is currently published please contact school.

Early Years Ages 3-5

Our first aim is to make the transition from home to school a positive, happy experience. We provide a secure, caring and timulating environment in which children feel safe and develop confidence and a love of learning.

Our early Years staff work closely as a team to plan a stimulating learning environment including excellent outdoor provisions to develop all the skills for successful learning. We place great importance on the social, emotional, physical and academic development of all the children in the Early Years. The children are assessed regularly and activities and learning opportunities
are tailored to individual needs.

Our Curriculum

Here at Meadowbank Primary School we provide 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 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:


Working Partnerships

Through extensive partnerships we provide for the needs of all. Parental partnerships are encouraged and valued by all staff and governors. Guidance and support for children and their families is provided for through a range of extended services. Links with the adjacent Start Well Centre bring many benefits to our school as well as the wide ranging links with sports, arts and other organisations. Colleagues work closely within the ‘cluster’ of Primary schools as well as the local high schools and colleges which offers wide opportunities for our pupils.

If you would like more information about individual class curriculum for the academic year please see our Curriculum Overview's

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