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Our Curriculum


Our aim is to nurture and prepare children educationally, socially, morally and physically for their continuing education into the next phase and beyond into citizenship.


At Hobbayne Primary School, we believe in creating a stimulating environment which allows all our children to learn in a way that motivates and interests them through inspirational learning activities and high-quality teaching. We aim to provide equality of opportunity for all children whatever their age, ability, gender, race, religion or background, and to create an environment that values each pupil and enables them to achieve their full potential. We provide a broad and balanced curriculum appropriately differentiated to respond to pupils’ diverse learning needs. The opportunities and experiences we provide enable our pupils to participate fully and give their best across all aspects of school life.  We place great value on the quality of relationships within our school community and celebrate the achievements of all pupils. We appreciate that some children may have special educational needs throughout, or at any time during their school career, and at Hobbayne we aim to facilitate the full inclusion of pupils with special educational needs.

Our creative curriculum at Hobbayne revolves around the Cornerstones Maestro Curriculum. The Cornerstones Maestro Curriculum is a creative and thematic approach to learning that is mapped to the new 2014 Primary National Curriculum to ensure comprehensive coverage of national expectations. Our new curriculum is being delivered through Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs) and Knowledge Rich Projects (KPRs) which provides a rich menu of exciting and motivating learning activities that make creative links between all aspects of our children’s learning. Some year groups have additional projects added to supplement their ILPs and KPRs. 


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


How it works

Children will progress through four distinct stages of learning in each ILPs or KRPs– Engage, Develop, Innovate and Express.   


Engage: At the ‘Engage’ stage, children:

  • Gain memorable first-hand experiences, such as going on a visit or inviting a special visitor to school.

  • Enjoy ‘WOW’ experiences

  • Get an exciting introduction to a project 

  • Begin researching and setting enquiry questions

  • Get lots of opportunities to make observations

  • Develop spoken language skills

  • Take part in sensory activities

  • Have lots of fun to fully ‘engage’ with their new topic.



At the ‘Develop’ stage, children:

  • Improve their knowledge and understanding of the project

  • Develop and practice their new skills

  • Compose, make, do, build, investigate, explore, write for different purposes and read across the curriculum

  • Research their own questions and those set by others

  • Follow new pathways of enquiry based on their interests

  • Complete home learning activities that support their learning.



At the ‘Innovate’ stage, children

  • Apply skills, knowledge and understanding in real-life contexts

  • Solve real or imagined problems using everything they’ve learnt

  • Get inspired by imaginative and creative opportunities

  • Revisit anything not fully grasped at the ‘Develop’ stage.



At the ‘Express’ stage, children:

  • Become the performers, experts and informers.

  • Share their achievements with parents, classmates and he community

  • Evaluate finished products and processes

  • Link what they have learnt to where they started

  • Celebrate their achievements!


At Hobbayne we have carefully selected inspiring, engaging and exciting projects from the Cornerstones Curriculum that involve a range of different contexts that apply to our community. Children leave Hobbayne with a sense of belonging to a tightly knit community where they have the confidence and skills to make decisions, self-evaluate, make connections and become lifelong learners.

We use Cornerstones Maestro as a framework for our foundation subject planning alongside our own English planning. Maths is taught discretely using Power Maths as our core scheme and supplemented with materials from White Rose and NCETM.


For more information about what your child is learning, please speak with their class teacher.

Curriculum Overview (Half Termly)



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Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6