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The Manor Field Infant School Curriculum 2019-20

Our guiding principles which are the drivers for our curriculum

What is best for your children is at the heart of what we do. Our curriculum encompasses the statutory requirements within a project-based style to create lifelong learners with essential life skills. (Learning values)

  • Success - Understanding how they have achieved and made progress.
  • Teamwork- Working as part of a team within a group or as part of the whole class,  alongside a peer or with an adult.
  • Aspiration- Reaching for their goals- persevering and trying their best.
  • Respect - Achieving successful learning by respectfully listening and working independently or cooperatively.


'The foundation of every state is the education of its youth'




We teach phonics from Foundation stage using the government recommended Letters and Sounds programme.

Our Year 1 pupils are screened in June as part of a national phonics screening check. We have made phonics a key priority and use Letters and Sounds in conjunction with Jolly Phonics. In Foundation Stage we run frequent phonics workshops for parents and carers and via our open door policy we encourage parents to observe phonics in action.




We use a book banding system which draws on a variety of reading schemes and real life texts to enrich our pupils reading experiences at home and at school.



From September 2014 we have been revising our projects in order to deliver the new Primary National Curriculum for our Year 1 and 2  pupils.


Our Foundation Stage Pupils (Year R) follow the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage. 

We have planned our curriculum to ensure that it:

  • meets statutory requirements.
  • is broad and balanced.
  • offers practical and enjoyable first-hand experiences.
  • has a clear skills progression.
  • develops children's understanding through learning links and cross curricular projects
  • promotes health and well-being.
  • develops a sound social, moral, spiritual and cultural appreciation and awareness that links to our RRE ethos
  • fulfils the requirement to promote British values.
  • supports and accelerates the life chances of vulnerable groups and individual needs.

Religious Education is delivered through the locally agreed syllabus.

Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) is taught throughout the school, and offers learning opportunities and experiences which enable pupils to learn skills to develop effective relationships and to keep themselves safe.

The model below is our approach (it has rules but it is content free) as we are continually adapting projects to meet the needs and interests of each cohort of pupils. This unique curriculum has underpinning learning values which are the bedrock of lifelong learning. We continue to reflect on each project and share the childrens' learning via project books and online to keep you abreast of your child's learning.


'Education is not just about information but also formation'

Mona Siddiqui

If further information is wanted about the curriculum please email the school and information will be sent or contact the school to arrange an appointment.

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