At Fernhurst Primary School, it is our intention to support our children to become lifelong learners; who have the knowledge and skill to be successful at the next stage of their educational journey.
As a school and community we have created a vision for Fernhurst Learners, which links closely to the values and aims of the University of Chichester Academy Trust. Please use the links below to find out more information.
We use “Cornerstones” as the basis of our curriculum.
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 pedagogy called The Four Cornerstones and is delivered through Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs) 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 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. Please click here to see an overview of our curriculum.
Maths at Fernhurst is taught using the White Rose Maths Scheme of work, this is used in both KS1 and KS2.
What is White Rose Maths?
White Rose Maths is a resource that has been designed for UK schools based on research and extensive experience of teaching and learning around the world and here in the UK. It has been designed to support and challenge all pupils, and is built on the belief that EVERYONE can learn maths successfully.
The philosophy behind White Rose Maths is that being successful in maths is not just about rote-learning procedures and methods, but is instead about problem solving, thinking and discussing. Many people feel they were taught maths in a way that was about memorising formulas and calculation methods, then having to apply them without any real understanding of how these methods actually work.
Maths Learning at home:
In Key Stage 2 pupils use Times Tables Rockstars to practice and improve their skills. It also ensures that the pupils work at the level and pace that is right for them.
Check out TutorBot for some free online games which practice these key skills.
Please see below our Long Term Plan for RE: