At Green Lane we adhere to the requirements of the National Curriculum and are committed to maintaining the highest standards of teaching and learning, ensuring our pupils are exceptionally well prepared for the next stage in their education.

We regularly review our curriculum to ensure it continues to provide a rich and relevant experience.

Our coverage of all subjects, both core and complementary, is broad and thorough and delivered through a range of exciting topics.

Our pupils and parents help to shape the curriculum development by sharing their opinions through questionnaires and discussions.

Curriculum Intent

At Green Lane Primary and Nursery School our engaging curriculum is driven by the ambitions we hold for our pupils future success and is underpinned by our school values of working hard, staying positive and being polite. We hold the highest aspirations for all, ‘nurturing potential in everyone.’

We intend our curriculum to:

  • instil in our pupils and staff a thirst for knowledge and a perseverance for learning

  • equip our pupils with the skills and disposition to become successful, independent learners

  • deliver our pupils the knowledge to master concepts across the full range of national curriculum subjects

  • expand our pupils’ vocabulary, allowing access to more rich and complex curriculum content

  • develop our pupils’ longer term memory, helping them to retain what they have learnt

  • encourage our pupils’ creativity and originality

  • expand our pupils’ communication skills, both in the spoken and written form

  • connect our pupils’ experiences, knowledge and skills to help make sense of the past, present and future

  • establish in our pupils the determination to pursue their ambitions and flourish

  • empower our pupils to problem solve, triumphing over adversity

  • grow compassionate pupils, proud of their uniqueness, who can build positive relationships and make a tangible contribution to society


At Green Lane the delivery of the curriculum is supported by the 'Cornerstones curriculum'.

Every year group will experience 6 Imaginative Learning Projects in a year.

Each individual project is split into sections, which see children progress through four stages of learning: Engage, Develop, Innovate and Express.


At the ‘Engage’ stage, children:

  • gain memorable first-hand experiences, such as going on a visit or inviting a special visitor into school

  • enjoy ‘WOW’ experiences

  • get an exciting introduction to a topic or theme

  • begin researching and setting enquiry questions

  • get lots of opportunities to make observations

  • develop spoken language skills

  • take part in sensory activities

  • have lots of fun to fully 'engage' with their new topic.


At the ‘Develop’ stage, children:

  • improve their knowledge and understanding of the topic

  • develop and practise their new skills

  • compose, make, do, build, investigate, explore, write for different purposes and read across the curriculum

  • research their own questions and those set by others

  • follow new pathways of enquiry based on their interests

  • complete homework activities that support their learning.


At the ‘Innovate’ stage, children:

  • apply skills, knowledge and understanding in real-life contexts

  • solve real or imagined problems using everything they’ve learnt

  • get inspired by imaginative and creative opportunities

  • revisit anything not fully grasped at the ‘Develop’ stage.


At the ‘Express’ stage, children:

  • become the performers, experts and informers

  • share their achievements with parents, classmates and the community

  • evaluate finished products and processes

  • link what they have learnt to where they started

  • celebrate their achievements!

If you would like to find out more about the Cornerstones Curriculum, please visit their website at

Curriculum implementation in year groups

Curriculum Overview Years 1-6

Copy of GLPNS Y1-Y6 Curriculum Overview

Samples of Home Learning Ideas & Knowledge Organiser

Sample Home Learning Ideas.pdf
Sample Knowledge Organiser.pdf