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Curriculum Overview

The current programmes of study for the National Curriculum came into effect from September 2014 and cover all of the subjects taught in Key Stages 1 and 2.


At Longlands Primary School, we believe passionately in ensuring that our children are exposed to a broad and balanced curriculum. All of the teaching and learning that takes place within school is underpinned by an engaging and inspirational cross-subject curriculum, designed to foster curiosity and a passion for life-long learning


To support these the delivery of our curriculum, we have adopted a planning tool called Cornerstones, which our staff use to support their teaching of both Core and Foundation subjects. This planning is further developed by our staff team, who carefully select a range of texts each year that closely link to the topics within the Cornerstones documentation to enhance the delivery of English across the school.


Due to Longlands being a 1.5 entry school, our teachers teach topics from Cornerstones over a two-year rolling programme. Details of what is happening in classes this year, together with the topics that preceded it, can be found below:

To evaluate the impact of our curriculum, we monitor subjects using both formative and summative methods at various points throughout the year. This process is overseen by the Deputy Head, as Assessment Lead, and is done in partnership with the school’s Leadership Team and Curriculum Subject Leaders. Monitoring the impact of our curriculum is done in a range of ways, including:


  • data analysis
  • looking at children’s work and other evidence of outcomes
  • lesson observations
  • feedback from children
  • feedback from teachers


For more detailed information about our curriculum subjects, please take the time to have a look at the pages within this tab.


Additionally, please explore the documentation below, which outlines how Cornerstones is layered into the wider curriculum and provides further details about the curriculum as a whole.