Welford Primary School

Community, Opportunity & Achievement for All

Welford Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, West Midlands B20 2BL


0121 464 9228

WELCOME to Welford Primary School

Here at Welford Primary School we follow the philosophy behind the Birmingham Curriculum Statement that can be read here.

Below you can see our vision for the curriculum at Welford.

Welford Primary School Curriculum Vision

“Community, Opportunity & Achievement for all”

At Welford we provide a creative curriculum based around the  Cornerstones Curriculum.

Since the New National Curriculum was introduced by the Government in 2014/15, we have been working hard to refresh our school approach and provision for pupils. As part of this work we have implemented the Cornerstones Curriculum, a nationally recognised approach for delivering outstanding learning opportunities for children. This year(2017/18) we are developing the curriculum to ensure engaging and positive learning experiences for the children.


What is the Cornerstones Curriculum?


The Cornerstones Curriculum is a creative and thematic approach to learning that is mapped to the new 2014 Primary National Curriculum to ensure comprehensive coverage of national expectations. Our new curriculum will be delivered through Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs) which will 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 challenges throughout the academic year that will require children to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding effectively across the curriculum.

Cornerstones also provide a rigorous essential skills framework that outlines the end of year expectations in all subjects. These essential skills are tied to activities and are age related so that staff can track children’s progress and identify their individual learning needs.

How it Works?

Children will progress through four stages of learning in each ILP – Engage, Develop, Innovate and Express. To find out more about these stages please click on the link through to Cornerstones website:


At Welford, we use the Letters and Sounds scheme to deliver phonics.

At our school we do not follow a single reading scheme but a combination of books from published schemes such as Project X, Big Cat, Rigby, Connectors and Navigator Max. This is supplemented with class novels and novels that challenge and stretch our readers as they progress through Key Stage 2.

 Nursery Parent Overview Autumn 2018.pdfDownload
 Y 1 Parent Overview Autumn 2018.pdfDownload
 Y 2 Parent Overview Autumn 2018.pdfDownload
 Y 3 Parent Overview Autumn 2018.pdfDownload
 Y 4 Parent Overview Autumn 2018.pdfDownload
 Y 5 Parent Overview Autumn 2018.pdfDownload
 Y 6 Parent Overview Autumn 2018.pdfDownload
 Year Group topics 2018-19.pdfDownload
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 Knowledge Organiser – Year 1 – Fantastic Forests.pdfDownload
 Knowledge Organiser - Year 5 - Ancient Egypt.pdfDownload
 Knowledge Organiser - Year 4 - Ruthless Romans.pdfDownload
 Knowledge Organiser – Year 6 - WWII.pdfDownload
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For information about the changes to the National Curriculum 2014, take a look at the video below:

As part of our Personal, Social, Health & Emotional (PSHE) curriculum we use curriculum content from SUMO 4 Schools and Education and Celebrate. Information about both of these schemes is available from the links below:


Educate and Celebrate