Key Stage Two

Our Classes

 

Contact information
🇮🇹 Italy
– Megan McClintock – megan.mcclintock@abbotsleaschool.co.uk
🇵🇹 Portugal – Ross Flanagan – ross.flanagan@abbotsleaschool.co.uk
🇪🇸Spain – Lisa Rodway – lisa.rodway@abbotsleaschool.co.uk
🇫🇷 France – Kate Last – kate.last@abbotsleaschool.co.uk
🇨🇦 Canada – Emma Orme – emma.orme@abbotsleaschool.co.uk
🇺🇸 USA – Lorna Sell – lorna.sell@abbotsleaschool.co.uk

Our Curriculum

At KS2, 3 and 4, some subjects, such as English, Maths, Food Technology, PE and Life Skills (underpinned by the PHSE framework) are taught as discrete lessons.

Which Schemes of Work do we follow for those lessons taught discretely?
For the subjects named above, we follow established programmes. However, it is important to outline, that where needed, teachers will modify lesson plans to a personalised and specialised level.

Maths English Food Technology PE Life Skills Phonics Employability
 White Rose Maths (with interventions supported by Numbots and TT Rockstars) Hamilton Trust (and Collins for KS4) Abbot’s Lea School scheme of work Abbot’s Lea School scheme of work  PHSE Association curriculum Phonics Bug Talentino (taught both discretely and as part of all subjects)

All other subjects are taught in a cross-curricular model, using the highly acclaimed “Cornerstones” curriculum.

What is the Cornerstones Curriculum?

The Cornerstones Curriculum is a creative and thematic approach to learning that ensures comprehensive coverage of national expectations. Our new curriculum will be delivered through Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs) and Knowledge Rich Projects (KRPs) which will provide a rich menu of exciting and motivating learning activities that make creative links between all aspects of our students’ 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.

In any of Cornerstone’s Projects, students will progress through four distinct stages of learning in each project – Engage, Develop, Innovate and Express.

Engage
At the “Engage” stage, children gain memorable first-hand experiences, such as going on a visit or inviting a special visitor into school. They get an exciting introduction to a topic or theme and begin researching and setting enquiry questions.

Develop
At the “Develop” stage, children improve their knowledge and understanding of the topic. They develop and practise their new skills. Compose, make, do, build, investigate, explore, write for different purposes and read across the curriculum. Students will research their own questions and those set by others.

Innovate
At the “Innovate” stage, children apply skills, knowledge and understanding in real-life contexts. They solve real or imagined problems using everything they’ve learnt and get inspired by imaginative and creative opportunities. Students will also revisit anything not fully grasped at the ‘Develop’ stage.

Express
At the “Express” stage, children become the performers, experts and informers. They share their achievements with parents, classmates and the community. Students will evaluate finished products and processes and link what they have learnt to where they started. In general, this stage is an opportunity to celebrate their achievements.

For more information please visit Cornerstones Education.

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