Creative curriculum approaches: primary

See examples of how primary schools have developed a creative curriculum, and find out how schools have contextualised their creative curriculum to meet their pupils' needs.

Last reviewed on 30 September 2021
School types: All · School phases: Primary
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See examples from schools

Callington Primary School, an academy in Cornwall, has a creative curriculum. It introduces a new theme for each term to shape the curriculum, such as: 

  • Passport to Europe
  • Global explorers
  • Me, myself and I 

See the topics that each year group will cover. 

Adderley Primary School in the West Midlands has designed its creative curriculum using Cornerstones.

It’s based on 4 cornerstones of learning: 

  • Engage
  • Develop 
  • Innovate 
  • Express

Please note that the inclusion of this example of how a school has used Cornerstones doesn’t constitute an endorsement from The Key. 

How schools have contextualised their creative curriculum

Focusing on mathematics: delivering mathematics as a cross-curricular experience across other subjects Focusing on alternative curriculum days: condensing the delivery of curriculum content to free up time for alternative learning experiences (such as gardening) Focusing on a