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CURRICULUM POLICY

Manor Road Curriculum Statement

The curriculum at Manor Road is based on the National Curriculum of England 2014.

Intent:

At Manor Road Primary School our curriculum is designed to provide a broad and balanced education for all children.

Our aim is to provide all children with a relevant and engaging curriculum, designed to equip them with the core knowledge and skills needed; enabling them to become self-sufficient, responsible and respectful individuals within the wider community.

We also aim to equip children with the resilience and perseverance to become creative and independent thinkers through the use of Growth Mindset characters which were designed by the children. The characters used from EYFS to Year 6 are:

At Manor Road we believe in the importance of fostering an enquiring mind in order to stimulate reflection, challenge and innovation both inside and outside the classroom.

We will endeavour to provide first-hand experiences in order to develop in our children a love of learning, pride in their work, respect for their surroundings and good relationships with others.

During our children’s journey through Manor Road Primary School we would like our children to:

  • be engaged
  • have a core subject knowledge
  • develop skills of enquiry
  • be life-long learners
  • develop as a whole person
  • have a knowledge of the wider world
  • have an understanding of today, tomorrow and the future in terms of themselves and others

As a school we believe that:

  • subject specialism is at the heart of the curriculum
  • there should be different forms of assessments appropriate to each subject
  • there should be opportunities for children’s voices to be heard and acted upon
  • we should capitalise on our local environment
  • we would build learning on prior knowledge
  • we should encourage community knowledge

 

Implementation:

At Manor Road Primary School, our curriculum is based around the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum 2014.

Key subjects are taught discretely over the year, with cross curriculum links being made where appropriate. English and Maths are taught each day. Science, RE, PE, PSHE and MfL (in KS2) are taught on a weekly basis. Music is taught in rotation over the year, in half termly blocks. All other subjects are taught in rotation over the year with all children studying the same subject according to the timetable below.

Autumn

Spring

Summer

1

2

1

2

1

2

Geography

History

History

Geography

History

Geography

Art

DT

DT

Art

DT

Art

 

Wherever possible we look for opportunities to use the outdoors to enhance the children’s learning experiences. We also look for ways to make the best use of our locality to develop children’s learning even further.

In additional to our lessons, there is a varied timetable for extra-curricular activities. Our clubs support and enhance our main curriculum and greatly enhance the range of children’s experiences.

Subject leaders have an active role in ensuring the success of the curriculum by leading monitoring, evaluating and reviewing good practice across the school.

Impact:

Our curriculum will encourage children’s learning for life, within an ever-changing world.

Children will be encouraged to share their learning with each other, their parents/carers and other children through showcases, performances, competitions and events involving other schools. Sharing their learning will help develop their independence and motivation, whilst at the same time embedding learning.

 

Manor Road Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum Statement

Intent:

At Manor Road we believe that the Early Years Foundation Stage is crucial in securing solid foundations that children are going to continue to build upon.

It is our intent that all children who enter the EYFS at Manor Road develop physically, verbally, cognitively and emotionally. We aim for all children to develop a positive attitude to school and a love of learning.  We believe that all children deserve to be valued as an individual and we are passionate in allowing all children to achieve their full, unique potential.

We begin each year by looking at the individual needs and interests of our children. We carefully develop our flexible EYFS curriculum which engages parents and children on our learning journey together.  Our curriculum is planned to match the unique needs and stages of development for all, through a range of topics with children’s interests at the heart of it.

Implementation:

Children in Reception follow the EYFS Curriculum, which has seven main areas of learning.

The Prime Areas:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development

 

The Specific Areas:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

 

The teaching of these areas of learning is practical with support and challenge being given from adults in the setting. Teaching is delivered through a mixture of whole class sessions, small group sessions, adult-led sessions and independent learning through the creative continuous provision. Learning outside is encouraged ‘whatever the weather’ and the Characteristics of Effective Learning are at the heart of all learning, with children using colours to identify how they learn.

Within our EYFS Curriculum, children are assessed continuously through accurate and informative observations. These provide staff with information for future planning and personalised next steps.

Impact:

The EYFS Curriculum at Manor Road will encourage lifelong learning. From their different starting points, all children will make excellent progress academically, emotionally, creatively, socially and physically.

Children will have strong communication skills and will have the confidence to speak to others about their needs and wants, whilst being able to listen to the views of others.

Knowledge, understanding and skills will be secured and embedded so that children attain highly and are fully prepared for Key Stage One.