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Here at Pennyman Primary Academy we provide a creative curriculum based around the Cornerstones Curriculum, a nationally recognised approach for delivering outstanding learning opportunities for children.

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. Our new curriculum is delivered through topics which provide a rich menu of exciting and motivating learning activities that make creative links between all aspects of our children’s learning.

We believe children learn better when they are encouraged to use their imagination and apply their learning to engaging contexts. Our new curriculum will provide lots of learning opportunities throughout the academic year that will require children to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding effectively across the curriculum, as well as many opportunities for the children to apply the core skills of English and Maths as we know that this is the essential foundation of learning. We also know that children need to develop curiosity, creativity and the ability to work collaboratively. Our curriculum is designed to enthuse children, be fun, but also to challenge them as learners.

Staff work collaboratively to plan a comprehensive, cohesive curriculum which is enriched with a broad range of learning opportunities, designed to challenge the most able and engage those with special needs. Our expectations are that pupils will make significant progress in all subjects but also develop a passion for learning, discovering their own individual strengths and talents through the opportunities that we provide.

Curriculum enrichment is essential part of learning at Pennyman Primary Academy. We plan numerous visits to bring learning to life. Theatre companies, artists, sports coaches and people with passion and expertise support us in delivering an inspirational curriculum. Through SMSC and fundamental British Values we develop the social, emotional and behavioural aspects of learning which is a priority throughout the school. We believe that our curriculum and the opportunities offered, supports children so that they grow into responsible, independent young people who are able to make a positive contribution to their family, school and community. We try to ensure that our pupils develop tolerance, respect, courtesy and consideration for others regardless of their age, gender, disability, culture or belief.

Whole School Curriculum Overview 2018-19

Year 1 National Curriculum

Year 2 National Curriculum

Year 3 National Curriculum

Year 4 National Curriculum

Year 5 National Curriculum

Year 6 National Curriculum

Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)


Parent Useful Websites:



Read Write Inc

Lexia Learning

RM Maths

Maths Zone

Purple Mash

If parents would like further information on the school curriculum then please feel free to speak to your child’s teacher or use the contact us area on this website.

How to find us

  • Pennyman Primary Academy
  • Fulbeck Road
  • Netherfields
  • Middlesbrough
  • TS3 0QS

Pennyman Primary Academy

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