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Our Curriculum

Cornerstones Education

Our Curriculum sits at the heart of learning at Earl Spencer and is designed to inspire the children, developing  their knowledge and skills, to enable them to go to to become successful lifelong learners.  The core focus is on developing maths, speaking and listening, reading and writing skills from an early age.  Each year group receives an hour of discrete Maths and Literacy teaching each day, complemented by additional sessions on mental maths strategies and grammar, spelling and punctuation.


We then teach an integrated curriculum, based around a new Topic for each Term following thematic imaginative learning projects provided by Cornerstones. The children are often active both in choosing their topic and on leading the learnng that takes place.  Visits, trips and external visitors ensure that the Topic comes to life and captures the children's imagination.  At the end of each topic, their is a celebration of the learning, with parents often invited into school to share their child's work. To find out more about our Topic based curriculum head to


Our aim is to provide a broad and balanced Curriculum, designed to prepare our children to succeed with life in modern Britain.


On this page, you will find polices that give information on the philosophy of teaching and learning at the school, along with the current Termly plans in each class.