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School Curriculum

School Curriculum

The children are at the heart of everything we do at Manor Park CE First School.
We work together daily towards a shared mission of,

Inspiring all to learn and grow.

The children at our school steer the learning by asking questions on topic WOW Days. As a school, we have a shared understanding of what attributes we need to foster in the children to be successful learners and similarly we have a shared understanding of the attributes needed for outstanding teaching.

For more details please read our Learning and Teaching Policy.



A new statutory curriculum for England was introduced in September 2014.
The framework for Key Stages One and Two can be accessed from the .GOV website.
The Connected Curriculum at Manor Park CE First School encompasses all core and foundation subjects and enables us to provide a high standard of teaching and learning.

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

At Manor Park CE First School we have adopted the Chris Quigley approach to learning (known as the B.A.D. approach). Teachers plan lessons and opportunities that allow children to become involved in Basic, Advancing and Deep learning.

Through our Connected and Creative Curriculum, we feel confident that our children are continuously “Inspired to learn and grow”.

For more details please read our Curriculum Policy and Teaching Phonics and Reading 2018

 Overview of subjects taught

These overviews outline the content of the new National Curriculum from 2014.  Core subjects (English, Maths & Science) are presented in a year-by-year format, based on the outlines given in the National Curriculum. Details of the content of the other subjects are also included.  Schools in our DASP Mini Pyramid liaise to ensure that each Key Stage’s content is covered by the end of the Key Stage.

Curriculum Leaflets

Curriculum leaflets are shared with parents for each year group for Reading, Writing and Mathematics. These leaflets contain the statutory learning objectives that children need to achieve by the end of each year group to meet Age Related Expectations. At Manor Park CE First School we believe that children’s learning is at its best when there is a strong school and parent partnership.

Current Topic Leaflets

Topic leaflets are written as a response to children’s questions after a WOW Day. The questions are included in the leaflets so that parents can see the impact questions have on the learning. Within the leaflets there is a brief overview of the learning that will take place for English , Mathematics and other Core and Foundation subjects. The leaflets also contain key dates – eg trips.