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Sir Francis Hill Community Primary School

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Sir Francis Hill Curriculum

Here at Sir Francis Hill we provide a creative curriculum based around the Cornerstones Curriculum, 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. Our new curriculum will be delivered through Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs) which will provide a rich menu of exciting and motivating learning activities that make creative links between all aspects of our children’s learning.

We believe children learn better when they are encouraged to use their imagination and apply their learning to engaging contexts. Our new curriculum will provide lots of learning challenges throughout the academic year that will require children to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding effectively across the curriculum.

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.


How it Works?

Children will progress through four stages of learning in each ILP – Engage, Develop, Innovate and Express. To find out more about these stages please click on the link below:

SFH Curriculum 2021-22

Year Group

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer    2


Why do you love me so much?

Why do leaves go crispy?

Where does snow go?

Do dragons exist?

Why can’t I have chocolate for breakfast?

How high can I jump?



Let's Explore



Marvellous Machines

Long Ago

Ready, Steady, Grow

Animal Safari

On the Beach

Year One

Memory Box

The Enchanted Woodland

Bright Lights, Big City

Dinosaur Planet



Paws, Claws and Whiskers

Year Two

Street Detectives

Muck, Mess and Mixtures

Wriggle and Crawl


Movers and Shakers

Towers, Tunnels and Turrets

Year Three




Tribal Tales



Year Four

Blue Abyss

Misty Mountains

Traders and Raiders

Road Trip USA!



Year Five


Ancient Greeks

Off with her


Time Traveller

Beast Creator


Year Six

A Child’s



Darwin’s Delights

Hola Mexico

Frozen Kingdom

Blood Heart


If you would like further information on the curriculum we teach, please contact the school directly.