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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:

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SFH Curriculum 2019-20

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?


Do you want to be friends?


Why do squirrels hide their nuts?


Are we there yet?

Will you read me a story?

Do cows drink milk?

Why do zebras have stripes?

Why do ladybirds have spots?

Year One

Moon Zoom!

Rio de Vida!

Bright Lights, Big City

The Enchanted Woodland



Paws, Claws and Whiskers

Year Two

Towers, Tunnels and Turrets

Muck, Mess and Mixtures

Beat Band Boogie!

Street Detectives

Wriggle and Crawl


Year Three

Tribal Tales





I am


Year Four


Blue Abyss

Road Trip USA!

Traders and Raiders


Burps, Bottoms and Bile

Year Five



Off with her


Time Traveller

Beast Creator


Year Six

A Child’s


Blood Heart

Darwin’s Delights


Frozen Kingdom