School curriculum map

At Palm Bay we follow the Cornerstones Curriculum. It has a project-based, thematic approach and provides children with a range of rich and memorable learning experiences.

Aims

  • Engage children through interesting topics and hands-on activities.
  • Make meaningful links between subjects.
  • Develop children’s skills, knowledge and understanding of a range of themes and concepts.
  • Make effective connections to the real world.
  • Help children to think creatively and solve problems.
  • Develop children’s capacities to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Enable children to make choices about their learning.
  • Take account of children’s interests and fascinations. 

Our approach:

  • develops children to the best of their abilities
  • helps children to find their passions and interests
  • facilitates children’s acquisition of knowledge, skills and understanding
  • helps children to develop intellectually, emotionally, socially, physically and morally
  • assists children in becoming independent, responsible, useful, confident and considerate members of the community
  • promotes a positive attitude towards learning, so children enjoy coming to school
  • helps children to acquire a solid basis for lifelong learning
  • creates and maintains an exciting and stimulating learning environment
  • ensures that each child’s education has continuity and progression
  • enables children to contribute positively within a culturally diverse society

For more information contact Nichola Smith, our curriculum lead at nicholasmith@palmbay.org.uk

We have a creative topic-based curriculum called ‘Cornerstones’, incorporating Literacy, the humanities, the arts and Science.  You can find out more on the Cornerstones website:  https://cornerstoneseducation.co.uk/