Our Curriculum

At Manor Primary School we believe in providing learning opportunities and challenge for all,

in a caring, happy, supportive environment with children at the heart of everything we do.

For further information about the curriculum, please browse this section of the website or contact Margaret Coleman, the Headteacher.

Curriculum Intention

Our school curriculum at Manor Primary School is underpinned by the values that we hold dear.

Everyone matters, everyone helps and everyone succeeds.

The curriculum is the means by which the school achieves its objective of educating children in the knowledge, skills and understanding that they need in order to lead fulfilling lives and make their world a better place

At Manor we want our children to have opportunities to explore and develop their own beliefs and have time to reflect and appreciate the world in which they live.

The curriculum is the sum of all the children’s learning experiences. At Manor Primary School we believe that our curriculum should be broad, balanced and relevant, meet the needs of all children whatever their ability and help to develop the whole child, academically, spiritually, morally, socially, culturally, creatively, intellectually and physically.

The taught curriculum is comprised of The National Curriculum and the wider school curriculum. We ensure the children have a range of learning experiences that challenge, stimulate and promote thinking and learning. The curriculum meets statutory national requirements.

Through the presentation of the curriculum in the context of a challenging, stimulating and caring environment, we aim to fulfil the children’s needs. We aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum which provides opportunities for children to become independent and confident learners who:

l read fluently and accurately with understanding and enjoyment.

l communicate with others in a variety of ways including speaking and

listening and writing.

l write with a good standard of spelling, punctuation, grammar and handwriting.

l use mathematical understanding and skills to solve everyday problems.

l can find information from a variety of sources and record their findings.

l develop agility and physical co-ordination, confidence in and through

physical activity, and the ability to express feeling through movement.

l uses scientific investigation to increase their knowledge of the world,

satisfying their curiosity and helping them to solve problems.

l are confident and responsible in playing their role as global citizens.

l shows an awareness of the world and the people in it through studying

history, geography and religions.

l uses a range of creative arts and music to express their imagination


For more information about the curriculum taught, please click on the year group in the 'Our Classes' section of this site or click on one of the subject links below.

The National Curriculum provides the framework for the school. We have a curriculum map for each Key Stage that describes the curriculum for each year group. This is supported by schemes of work which inform teachers' medium and short term planning. The framework for planning children's learning in Foundation Stage comes from the Early Years Foundation Framework and the National Curriculum. In Key Stage 1 and 2, the curriculum consists of three core subjects English, Maths and Science as well as a core skill, Computing, six foundation subjects and Religious Education.