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We operate a two-year rolling programme to ensure a broad curriculum.   

The six Cornerstones Imaginative Learning Projects for Reception Class (Year A) cover the following topics: 

Do you want to be friends?


Friends are the family you choose! Do you want to be friends? Would you like to play with me? It’s time to find out more about friendship, being kind and working together. 

What is a reflection? 

Mirror, mirror, on the wall... Why can I see myself in a puddle? Are a butterfly’s wings the same on both sides? In this project, we’ll answer lots of intriguing questions about reflections and symmetry.

Will you read me a story? 

Welcome to the magical world of fairy tales! Was the Big Bad Wolf really so bad? How many bowls of porridge did Goldilocks eat? Let’s find out more about our favourite stories, and discover some new ones. 

Do cows drink milk? 

Old Macdonald had a farm, e-i-e-i-o! Do cows drink milk? What are baby pigs called? It’s time to find out more about life on the farm and the animals that live there. 

Are we there yet? 

Are you ready for an adventure? Where in the world could we go? How could we travel there? It’s time to discover transport, travel and places near and far! 

Who lives in a rock pool?  

There’s an exciting world just below the surface of the rock pool. Which creatures live near the sea? Why do crabs have shells? We’ll find out the answers to these questions and more in this project about the seashore. 

The six Cornerstones Imaginative Learning Projects for Reception Class (Year B) cover the following topics: 

Are carrots orange? 

Food marvellous food! What do you like to eat? Are you happy to try something new? It’s time to find out more about eating well and being healthy. 

Why do squirrels hide their nuts? 

Into the woods we go! Why do squirrels hide their nuts? Why do hedgehogs hibernate? It’s time to explore the seasonal changes in the natural world during autumn and winter. 

What happens when I fall asleep? 

Twinkle, twinkle, little star. Why are there stars in the sky at night? Does everyone go to bed at the same time? It’s time to find out more about night time. 

Can I switch it on? 

Recharge your batteries, plug in your brain power and switch on your senses; it’s time to tune in and turn on to technology. 

Why do ladybirds have spots? 

Incy wincy spider climbed up the waterspout! Why do ladybirds have spots? Why do spiders spin webs? It’s time to find out more about minibeasts and their habitats. 

What can you see in summer? 


The sun has got his hat on! Let’s go outside, to explore everything that summer has to offer. In this project, we’ll learn all about summer, the changes that happen in the natural world and things people do during the warmer months.