Ravens Cornerstones Curriculum Overview

We have a thematic approach to the delivery of our wider curriculum.

Here at Ravens Academy, we provide a broad and balanced 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.
It is based on a child-centered pedagogy called The Four Cornerstones, and is delivered through
Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs) and Knowledge Rich Projects (KRPs), which provide a rich menu of exciting and motivating learning activities that make creative links between all aspects of 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 many learning challenges throughout the academic year that require children to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding effectively. Cornerstones also provide a rigorous skills and knowledge framework that outlines the end of year expectations in all subjects. These skills and knowledge are tied to activities and are age-related  so that staff can track children’s progress and identify their individual learning needs.