Curriculum Overviews

Learning takes place in a wide range of ways at Manor, both in and out of the classroom. As a state maintained primary school, we follow the National Curriculum as a basis for our children’s learning. The children frequently go on educational visits to a wide range of places; they regularly visit art galleries; we have visitors, such as authors, theatre companies, professionals, to school provide an additional layer to the children’s experiences. All these give the children a breadth to their learning that you cannot provide purely in a classroom.

Each year group has a topic each half term that the children’s learning is based around. Learning is planned using the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and the Key Stage 1 and 2 National Curriculum. You can download the curriculum overviews below.

Each topic makes connections between subject areas so that the children are able to explore and develop the areas of learning in more depth. It provides the children with meaningful opportunities to develop and use their skills in real situations.

Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum 2017-2018 Key Stage 1 and 2 Curriculum Overviews 2017-2018


Click puzzle icon above to download this year’s curriculum overview

Our curriculum provides practical approaches and direct experiences. Children are encouraged and taught to talk about and share ideas in order to develop their language and thinking. To reinforce and develop these skills, in class the children have opportunities to debate, to role play and to give presentations. A very important part of the children’s learning is investigating and problem solving, designing and making things, researching and finding out, as well as learning to use the wide range of ICT that is available to them.