Manor Park Curriculum
Our Curriculum at Manor Park Primary School and Nursery
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At Manor Park we pride ourselves in delivering a broad and balanced curriculum which is designed to reflect the wider world and our children’s place in it as well as reflecting our core values: respect, resilience, responsibility, pride and reflection. Our curriculum intends to capture children’s interests and develop their understanding by creating meaningful learning opportunities within a knowledge rich framework. In a global climate of rapid change, our approach is to ensure that learning is memorable, relevant and purposeful so that our children are ready academically and personally to leave Manor Park and embrace the next stages in their education and beyond.
The curriculum at Manor Park is delivered through a dynamic, structured, project-based approach; however, children know that they are being taught knowledge, skills and vocabulary from a specific subject/s. The headteacher, SLT and subject leaders are all currently contributing to the writing of year group specific curriculum plans. The year group teaching teams ensure that all children make progress, drawing on the support of the SENCO and outside agencies as required.
At Manor Park English is taught as both a subject in its own right and a medium for teaching. Fluency in English language is an essential foundation for success in all subjects. Therefore, at Manor Park, we prioritise the teaching of phonics in EYFS and into KS1 to promote Early Reading. Once the children have completed Read, Write, Inc, they are supported via the accelerated reading program Renaissance.
The mastery of mathematical concepts and procedures are embedded in our daily maths lessons in order for our pupils to develop a deep understanding of the subject and the skills therein, as a precondition to success across the whole curriculum. Core subjects are taught by individual class teachers as are the vast majority of foundation subjects; however, this is supplemented by some subject specialists to ensure the highest quality of teaching is maintained.
The year group curriculum maps show that projects will be drawn from a historical period, have a geographical theme or a science focus. Art and design supports the project but discrete skills are taught along with the study of famous artists and their techniques. Design and technology is blocked to make the most of curriculum time available. Computing is taught as a discrete subject and a medium for teaching, as well and a method of communicating for pupils.
The subjects of languages (Spanish) and physical education are taught by subject specialists. In addition, the school teaches religious education as detailed in the agreed syllabus and PSHE/SRE are interwoven into each term/year.