Our Curriculum

We believe that all children deserve an education rich in wonder and memorable experience. One that allows children’s natural creativity and curiosity to flourish, alongside the purposeful acquisition of skills and knowledge. We believe that an education that does all of this gives children the best chance to become well-rounded, happy individuals, ready to succeed in an ever-changing world.

At OLMC, we use the Cornerstones Curriculum, with a four-stage pedagogy built on academic research and years of practical teaching experience.

The Four Cornerstones

Engage

Hook learners in with a memorable experience.

Set the scene and provide the context for learning.

Ask questions to find out children’s interests.

Spark children’s curiosity using interesting starting points.

Develop

Teach facts and information for deeper understanding and knowledge.

Demonstrate new skills and allow time for consolidation.

Provide creative opportunities for making and doing.

Deliver reading, writing and talking across the curriculum.

Innovate

Provide imaginative scenarios that encourage creative thinking.

Enable children to apply previously learned skills.

Encourage enterprise and independent thinking.

Provide opportunities for collaborative working and problem solving.

Express

Provide environments for reflective talk.

Create opportunities for shared evaluation.

Celebrate and share children’s success.

Identify next steps for learning.

Our Curriculum Overviews

Click on the relevant year group to download a curriculum overview:

Reception
Year 1
Year 2
yEAR 3
YEAR 4
Year 5
Year 6

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