Here at Unique Academy we provide a knowledge rich, broad, balanced and coherent creative curriculum using themes from Cornerstones Curriculum Maestro, which is designed to deliver outstanding learning experiences for children.


What is the Cornerstones Curriculum?
The Cornerstones Curriculum is a creative and thematic approach to learning that is mapped to the 2014 primary National Curriculum to ensure comprehensive coverage of national expectations. It is based on a child-centred pedagogy and at Unique Academy, we base our teaching and learning experiences on our Islamic ethos as well as Knowledge Rich Projects (KRPs) from Cornerstones, which combined provide a rich menu of exciting and motivating learning activities that make creative links between all aspects of children’s learning and our Islamic values. We believe children learn better when they are encouraged to use their imagination and apply their learning to engaging contexts. Our curriculum provides many learning challenges throughout the academic year that require children to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding effectively. The curriculum also provides rigorous skills and knowledge framework that outlines the end of year expectations in all subjects. These skills and knowledge are tied to activities and are age-related so that staff can track children’s progress on a daily basis and identify their individual learning needs.

Reading At The Heart Of The Curriculum

At Unique Academy, the children will learn how to read using the fun and interactive synthetics phonics programme Jolly Phonics. More information about this programme can be found in this link:

The children will also experience a wide range of reading opportunities through:

  • Having a wide selection of book genres in every classroom
  • Encouraging daily reading
  • Celebrate reading through special events