Manor Park Curriculum

Manor Park Primary School Curriculum-

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Curriculum Statement

The Curriculum at Manor Park Primary School encompasses all core and foundation subjects and enables us to provide a high standard of learning and teaching.

We aim to foster a life-long love of learning, through adopting a practical cross-curricular approach. Our Curriculum aims to deliver a twenty-first century education that will equip our children with the skills required to be independent and responsible citizens.

Our curriculum aims to develop caring and responsible citizens who:

  • are secure in their values and beliefs
  • respect others
  • recognise responsibilities in a global community
  • have a sense of worth, purpose and personal identity
  • make informed choices
  • have enquiring minds
  • can communicate well
  • are able to learn independently and with others
  • have essential learning skills in English, Maths and Computing
  • work co-operatively
  • develop problem solving skills
  • use and apply and transfer skills to differing situations
  • are confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives

We aim to deliver this by:

  • Equipping children with skills for life; teaching discrete skills in English, Maths and Computing and applying these skills throughout the curriculum;
  • Making learning more meaningful by putting it into context and through high quality texts;
  • Ensuring the learning environment is high quality and promoting independent learning;
  • Bringing learning to life and creating ‘wow’ moments through visits, visitors, theme days and high quality resources;
  • Monitoring the number of topics covered within a school year and establishing cross-curricular links to ensure time and space is given to in-depth study;
  • Listening to pupil voice and involving pupils in planning and decision making;
  • Involving parents in learning;
  • Developing the aptitudes needed for learning through the use of the 'learning pit' and supporting our pupils to use the shool values - Pride, Respect, Responsibility, Reflection and Resilience.
  • Developing a sense of community and belonging, contributing and working with our local community and global community.


Topics begin with ‘sparkling starts’ and are completed by ‘fantastic finishes.’ Teachers endeavour to design learning which is meaningful, relevant and exciting for the children.

There are three parts to our planning:

Long term plans; these show an overview of topics/themes covered in each year group. They give a broad outline for each year group and show progression and continuity between topics taught in a cross curricular way across school.

Medium Term Plans: these show specific objectives to be taught within each area of the curriculum and the links between them.

Short Term Plans: these break down the objectives into weekly or daily achievable targets and activities.

Pupils are part of the planning process at the medium term planning stage. Long term planning is flexible year on year as long as the objectives from the National Curriculum are covered. Therefore topics may change.

Monitoring and Evaluation and assessment

The leadership team alongside subject leaders monitor the progression, continuity and effectiveness of the creative curriculum together with the governing body on a regular basis.

Staff lead areas of the curriculum and contribute to the curriculum aspects of the School Strategic Development Plan by monitoring, evaluating and reviewing their focus areas.

Pupils are assessed at the start and end of every topic/theme against age related expectations. Assessment For Learning (AFL) is a key aspect and forms a large part of our daily teaching and we use this to inform next steps whilst working through a topic/theme (see Assessment Policy).


We value the diversity of individuals within the school. All children have equal access to the curriculum and are treated fairly regardless of gender, race, religion or abilities.

Foundation Stage

Our foundation stage curriculum is guided by the EYFS Guidelines and principles. All topics covered by foundation link progressively with those taught across school.

Children learn best when they can see links and have reasons for learning. Our curriculum promotes enjoyment of learning through debate, creativity, purpose and relevance. We hope that pupils are motivated by achievement both now and in the future and have a positive attitude towards themselves, others and their environment.

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