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North Street, Northampton, Northamptonshire NN6 0DW

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Educating our children to shape the future

Mears Ashby C of E Primary School


Mears Ashby Primary School teaches the Cornerstones Curriculum.


The curriculum's approach is based around 4 key cornerstones of learning:


Throughout their time at Mears Ashby CE Primary School children will follow the topics set out below over a 2 year cycle.

Click on the title of each topic to find out more about what children will learn during the topic.


 Cycle A


Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Elms Class

Paws, Claws & Whiskers

Will you read me a story?

Why do zebras have stripes?

Why do ladybirds have spots?

Memory Box

Rio De Vida

Sycamores Class



Gods & Mortals

Muck, Mess & Mixtures

I Am Warrior


Oaks Class

A Child’s War

Alchemy Island

Peasants, Princes & Pestilence

Hola Mexico

Blood Heart

Tomorrow’s World


 Cycle B

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Elms Class

Dinosaur Planet

Who lives in a rock pool?

The Enchanted Woodland

Do you want to be friends?

Bright Lights, Big City! 

What can you see in the summer?

Sycamores Class

Road Trip USA

Towers, Tunnels & Turrets

The Scented Garden

Traders & Raiders



Oaks Class


Frozen Kingdom


Darwin’s Delights


Home Learning

Each topic also has links for Home Learning.  Click on the name of the topic your child is currently learning about below for some interesting and exciting ideas about how to support your child's learning at home.

Elms Class

Please note that we only provide Home Learning Ideas for some of the topics in Elms Class because we recognise that children in this class are focusing upon learning to read and practising their phonics as well as building their stamina.  However, if you would like ideas for the other topics, please contact Miss Green who will be happy to help.

Sycamores Class


Oaks Class


Discrete Learning

The nature of the Cornerstones Curriculum means that there are some areas of the National Curriculum that must be taught separately to the topics listed above.  Please click here for a document that shows which objectives will also be covered in addition to the above topics.


Find out more

To find out more about the Cornerstones Curriculum approach please click here or ask any member of teaching staff who will be happy to give you more information.



The Cornerstones Curriculum caters for English teaching and learning for English is through these topics.



The school uses Letters & Sounds to teach Phonics following the PhonicsPlay scheme of work.  Please click here for more information about Phonics Play.



At Mears Ashby CE Primary School we believe that children learn best in Maths when concepts are broken down in to small, manageable steps and we teach using a method that first uses concrete resources to demonstrate a concept, followed by pictorial representations and finally in a more abstract way.  The school use the White Rose Maths Scheme of Work in order to achieve this.  Please click on the links below for a yearly overview of Maths learning for each class.

Elms Class

Sycamores Class

Oaks Class - Y4/5

Oaks Class - Y6