Our Curriculum - Preparing our children for life in all its fullness

Here at Oak Hill we provide a broad and balanced curriculum based around the Cornerstones Curriculum, a nationally recognised approach for delivering outstanding learning opportunities for children. 

We were excited to introduce the Cornerstones Curriculum in Autumn Term 2021 and have been delighted by our pupils ethusiastic response to it.  We have priortised establishing our new curriculum in every classroom but please be assured, all of our teaching staff are working hard to finalise all of the information we want to share with you.  We will be publishing more details over the course of this year about every area of our school's curriculum. 

We are confident the significant changes introduced this year, after an in-depth review of teaching and learning across the school, are the right choices for all children at Oak Hill whatever their age and stage of development. 

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-centred approach to teaching 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.

Our Curriculum - Preparing our children for life in all its fullness


Engage – Develop – Innovate – Express

Spring Curriculum 2022-23 

Curriculum Topics - Spring 2022-2023

Click to Download Rowan Class Reception, Year1 and Year 2 - Spring Overview 2023 [pdf 137KB] Click to Download
Click to Download Elm Class Year 3 and Year 4 - Spring Overview 1 2023 [pdf 118KB] Click to Download
Click to Download Redwood Class Year 5 and Year 6 - Spring Overview 2023 [pdf 330KB] Click to Download

Curriculum Overviews 

Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact 2022-2023

Click to Download Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact 2022-2023 [pdf 101KB] Click to Download


Last updated 30 April 2021

Click to Download EYFS Curriculum Intent [pdf 341KB] Click to Download
Click to Download EYFS Why, How and What [pdf 352KB] Click to Download

We are in the process of updating these pages with exciting information about our new Curriculum. 

If you have any queries about the curriculum in the meantime, please contact your child's class teacher in the first instance. (Reviewed  on  10.01.23)