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Cross-Curricular Learning for EYFS, KS1 and KS2
Our directory of cross-curricular schemes of work and lesson planning for the 2014 National Primary Curriculum. Products on this page will cover multiple subjects, often in a thematic or topic-based way.
Open doorways to a whole new experience for teaching and learning with exciting real-world content, personalisation tools, a unique creation and collaboration space and instructional strategies built for your needs as an educator. Recently updated with a fresh look and the tools teachers have been asking for, Espresso provides everything primary schools need to create an engaging experience for pupils, wherever learning is taking place.
Whether you’re looking for core curriculum content or resources to support topics, Espresso contains a wealth of quality, dynamic content that add meaning and relevance to the curriculum. Espresso is suitable for any school following the British curriculum.
Foundation to Key Stage 2
Access ready-curated curriculum-aligned resources grouped into topics
Use a variety of resource types including video, worksheets, texts, images, sounds and augmented reality
Intuitively create and share lesson materials, learning quests and presentations
Find teacher guidance for using materials in your classroom
Assign resources to individuals, groups or the whole class
Check pupils’ understanding by creating and assigning quizzes
Flexibly support pupils whether they are learning in the classroom or at home
Keep teacher and pupil accounts up-to-date with MIS integration
Support is available by phone, email and live chat. Additionally our online help centre provides an on-demand resource centre of tips and tricks to get the most out of the resources. We also run a number of webinars throughout the year, check the website for up-to-date information.
Espresso has been a trusted resource in schools for over 20 years. Read about how schools have been using Espresso on our website.
“We’ll be using Discovery Education Espresso to support blended learning in the coming months both in school and at home. If we have a shutdown in a particular year group, Espresso will help us to ensure continuity of learning.” Suzanne Evans, Assistant Head Teacher, Broadgreen Primary, Liverpool
A subscription to Espresso depends on the size of your school and the number of years you sign up to. Contact us to confirm the exact price for your school.
Since 2010, Cornerstones have helped over 2000 primary schools to develop outstanding curricula. Our online platform, Curriculum Maestro, helps you to design, deliver and manage your curriculum in one place. Maestro gives you access to a broad and balanced curriculum offering over 100 projects from Nursery to Year 6. Content is adaptable and linked to a built-in coverage and progression framework, enabling you to deliver connected learning.
Projects include lesson ideas, videos, activity sheets, pictures, presentations, vocabulary resources and texts, providing everything you need to deliver your curriculum. Maestro includes the option to add your own content and link to your management information system (MIS).
Nursery to Year 6
Simple tools to plan your curriculum intent, implementation, and monitor impact
A range of engaging projects for Nursery to Year 6
Fully adaptable content to suit your classes
Built-in coverage and progression framework
Knowledge and skills-rich content, sequenced to support children’s cognition
Over 2000 teaching resources, including presentations, videos, texts and printable resources
Connectivity across projects, offering remarkable curriculum coherence
Live teacher assessment tools
A Maestro Lite option, for schools wanting to create their own content whilst ensuring that intended coverage is met
Support is available via email, telephone or live chat. Our team of primary curriculum experts can offer further online or face-to-face training, to help you and your team to design, deliver and monitor the impact of your curriculum.
Cornerstones is helping over 1500 schools make a positive impact. Read our case studieshere.
“Maestro was a vital part in the subject deep dives of our recent inspection.” Sarah Shaw, Headteacher
“There’s an equal balance between knowledge and skills and children are getting a really good deal. This has transferred to our results.” Craig Clarke, Headteacher
“Maestro is the platform for a fluid curriculum.” Gemma Gold, Deputy Headteacher
“The connectedness it facilitates is just phenomenal.” Serena Hemmings, Headteacher
The annual licence cost for the curriculum and resources, accessed via Curriculum Maestro, ranges from £775 to £2750, depending on the size of your school and the number of year groups required. Contact us to confirm the exact price for your setting. You can also buy a licence for a ‘Lite’ version of Maestro. This option does not include the Cornerstones Curriculum projects, but you can add your own projects and it tracks coverage and progression for you.