The Curriculum & Beyond

Our School Curriculum 

Our vision, ethos and values are at the core of everything we do and underpin our teaching and learning. We know that children learn best when they are offered exciting, engaging and immersive opportunities and this is fostered through our approach. We believe that learning should be fun, interactive and focused on children's own personal needs. We are committed to raising standards and providing the best education for every pupil in our school.

We are committed to developing the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of each child enabling them to thrive and equipping them with the skills to become positive, thoughtful and caring citizens in school and in the wider world. 

We want all our children to flourish and to be the very best they can be. 


Uley Primary School Curriculum Intent


To ensure that we teach a broad and balanced curriculum, and to ensure that each subject is coherently sequenced,  we have adopted schemes of work which have been carefully matched to the National Curriculum 2014:

Here at Uley C of E Primary School we provide a broad and balanced curriculum based around the Cornerstones Curriculum for some subjects, a nationally recognised approach for delivering outstanding learning opportunities for children.

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) 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.

At Uley School our curriculum is planned on a 2-year rolling programme (with the exception of Reception, which is taught on an annual programme) to provide equity of opportunity for pupils in our mixed-age classes, whilst ensuring children in each specific year group are challenged appropriately. Although some subjects are taught in a discrete way, e.g. phonics, RE and PE, the Cornerstones Curriculum enables us to teach through a cross-curricular approach, inspiring and engaging our children.

Cornerstones Curriculum Maestro:

•  Science

•  Art

•  Design Technology

•  History

•  Geography


Other schemes include (please refer to subject pages for more information):

•  Maths – White Rose Curriculum linked with Cornerstones Curriculum Maestro

•  English – Units of work linked to Cornoerstones Curriculum Maestro or texts linked to the topic

•  PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education) – SCARF Curriculum  (Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience, Friendship)

•  R.E. – The Gloucestershire agreed syllabus and the Church of England’s ‘Understanding Christianity’

•  Music – Charanga Music

•  P.E. – Complete P.E.

•  French – Twinkl

•  Computing – Purple Mash

•  Coding – Purple Mash


More information about each subject can be found on the subject pages.


Click on the link below for information about the National Curriculum.

Complete Guide to the National Curriculum



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