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Remote Education During the Covid Pandemic Jan 2021

What does your child learn at school each day? Find information about our curriculum subjects here.

The School Day



Key Stage 1

Key Stage 2

Doors open

8:45 am

8:35 am

School begins

8:55 am

8:45 am

Morning break

10:30 to 10.45

10:30 to 10.45


12:10 to 1:00

12:10 to 1:00

School finishes

3:00 pm

3:10 pm



Assemblies are held daily, each week the focus for the assemblies is one of the Co-operative values.



All of our assemblies follow themes that we feel are important for our children to understand as they prepare for modern Britain.  Themes about shared values, tolerance and respect, diversity, building resilience and being proud of who we are.  In addition, we look at important religious festivals of all faiths and important and significant dates that occur in Britain.  We also celebrate the great work and behaviours that the children have completed in our weekly Merit assembly.


Our Assembly Time Table





Whole school in Grove hall

Key theme and celebration assembly


KS1 – Wharf hall

KS2 – Grove Hall

KS1 – Open the book – a rolling programme of themed and dramatised Bible stories, which are presented by a team of volunteers from St Margaret’s church.


KS2 – Singing assembly



In class with teachers

Big Question assembly - Each week our classes investigate A Big Question. These questions are posed by the teacher and then the children are encouraged to discuss and share their opinion with their peers. Usually the Big Question is linked to a local, national or even global prompt


KS1 – Wharf Hall

KS2 – In classroom

KS1 – Singing assembly


KS2 – Newsround assembly  – the children watch and then discuss the themes from childrens news and current affairs programme


KS1 – Wharf hall

KS2 – Grove Hall

KS1 – Birthday, celebration  and Merit assembly


KS2 – Merit and celebration assembly





Curriculum Statement

Cornerstones Creative Curriculum

At Stanford le Hope Primary School we have introduced the  educational learning resource called “Cornerstones” to help us teach the wider curriculum.

This is a vibrant and creative curriculum that puts children at its heart. We believe Cornerstones excites children's imaginations, inspires them to learn, extends their horizons, deepens their understanding and meets their intellectual and personal needs.

The Four Cornerstones

The Cornerstones Primary Curriculum is built upon a four stage teaching and learning philosophy.


What do the Four Cornerstones look like?

  • Engage

    Start with a memorable first-hand experience
    Begin observations, research and setting questions
    Fully engage with the new topic
  • Develop

    Improve knowledge and understanding
    Develop and practise new skills
    Explore, make and do
  • Innovate

    Apply skills and knowledge in real-life contexts
    Solve real or imagined problems through learning
    Gain inspiration from creative activities
  • Express

    Become performers, experts and informers
    Link learning back to starting points
    Share and celebrate achievements


Each half term we will be adding the details of our plans for each year group so you can see just what your child will be learning.

Reading and the teaching of Phonics

Sex Education

Religious Education and Collective Worship

Physical Education



In Key Stage 1, pupils are taught basic skills such as running, jumping, throwing, catching and get the opportunity to use these in both non-competitive and competitive activities.

Pupils are allowed to develop at their own pace through carefully planned lessons which cater for all abilities.


Pupils are taught:

  • Gymnastics 
  • Dance
  • Athletics activities
  • Striking and fielding games
  • Invasion Games
  • Net Games



In Key Stage 2, pupils are given the opportunity to consolidate their existing skills and learn how to refine and adapt them to improve their effectiveness. 

They learn how to work as part of a team and overcome problem solving activities. Pupils take more responsibility for their learning and are encouraged to seek and give feedback on their own and others' performances. They are also encouraged to seek and give feedback on their own performance and look at areas where they can improve.


Pupils are taught:

  • Gymnastics 
  • Dance
  • Athletics activities
  • Striking and fielding games
  • Invasion games
  • Net games

Clearly label all PE kit -

this helps us and your child, as well as helping you to avoid having to replace lost PE kit.

Regularly check that the kit fits -

children have huge growth spurts, a kit that fits well helps keep them comfortable and safe.

Ensure they have warm clothing during the Winter months -

unless it is snowing or heavily raining, we go outside for many PE lessons.

Encourage and support with extra-curricular clubs -

as well as keeping children fit and healthy, clubs help them develop new skills, independence, confidence and social skills.

Do not hesitate to contact the PE department if you have any questions -

we want to work with our parents to help pupils make the most of their PE lessons