Our curriculum vision
‘The one who gets wisdom loves life; the one who cherishes understanding will soon prosper.’
‘A spiritual gift is given to each of us so that we can help each other’. Corinthians 12:7-11
Across The Moorlands Primary Federation, we are proud to follow the National Curriculum. The curriculum is full of exciting learning opportunities across a broad range of subjects. during the time at our school, children learn many new skills, and how to apply these, whilst progressing with their understanding on their learning journey.
Manifold CE Academy puts the child at the very centre of their learning and of everything that we do to enable them to answer these key questions. Our aim is for all children to develop their curiosity supporting their acquisition of knowledge which they will use wisely in their everyday lives. Curiosity is mentioned in each and every Subject statement in the National Curriculum document and is vital for progress in learning. At Manifold we encourage this each and every day.
Our pupils grow within these questions:
- Who am I?
- What is the world like?
- What is my place in it?
- We engage and inspire pupils with a relevant, inclusive and memorable curriculum that makes learning irresistible. We ignite children’s curiosity, instilling a passion for learning and for life itself developing the whole child. We make sure our pupils find their talents and use them wisely.
- Finding out what the world is like involves lots of time outdoors. This is a key component of our curriculum at Manifold through our Muddy Monday’s and Forest School activities.
- Finding out about the world also involves the world outside of the school building and grounds. We endeavour to take our pupils out of school on Educational visits each half term for each curriculum theme studied. We use the local environment weekly for teaching and learning experiences. We also provide opportunities for our pupils to encounter the more diverse communities in our country and world through visits to cities, through the use of visitors and by the teaching resources and books we use in school.
- Our curriculum will result in pupils moving on to their next stage in education as ‘good people’ the very best that they can be. Children will be prepared for life experiences gaining a range of spiritual, moral, social and cultural skills underpinned by core values threaded through all that we do here.
- At the heart of their learning, children will develop an understanding of the core values that are ; Wisdom, Hope, Love and Perseverance. We provide our pupils with opportunities to appreciate the ‘awe and wonder’ in the world around them and develop their spirituality.
- Our curriculum is designed around our 4 core values and school vision and was developed as all of the qualities and learning we aspire for our pupils to possess as they move to the next stage of their education and will go on to provide a portfolio to pass on to the Middle school as the pupils transition.
- This curriculum has been channelled into what can be taught through core and foundation subjects and what could be threaded through worship and PSHE enrichment drop down days.
- The curriculum covers, through whole school wide , a clear progression of specific key areas of knowledge, skills and understanding within and across different subjects. Children will receive focused and concise teaching and learning and will then be encouraged to delve deeper into their learning, building on the skills progressively each year leading to academic success across the curriculum. All subjects are given equal importance with opportunities to apply English and Maths threaded throughout.
- Our curriculum has a love of reading and books at its heart. High quality traditional and modern texts are carefully chosen to fit each theme. These provide strong opportunities to build reading comprehension models and give inspiration for writing. Books are chosen which will further children’s knowledge for Foundation subjects and to widen vocabulary.
- Our curriculum is a spiral design with constant opportunities to revisit and apply prior learning and make links between learning and practice skills with building knowledge at its heart.
- Our curriculum is responsive to whole school data around pupil’s next steps. We teach what our pupils need next. Learning is personalised and children will be equipped with a range of strategies that enable them to access their learning, overcome barriers and achieve success.
- The curriculum will enable our pupils to become confident communicators with independent study skills using technology as an everyday tool across the curriculum both at school and at home.
- Parents are placed as partners in delivering our curriculum and are thoroughly involved in meaningful homework tasks to further learning.
- Our curriculum responds to what our pupils are interested in learning and is bespoke to our local area, allowing pupils to learn about the history and geography of the local area and its people and politics.
- The subject curriculum is enriched through widening horizon experiences on enrichment days giving pupils the opportunities to try new things and flourish. Our pupils get out into the community providing ‘service’ and becoming ‘courageous advocates’ out in the world. Our caring culture underpins the ethos of the school which is widely spread through our community.
- Enrichment afternoons are used to ensure time in the curriculum for important aspects of character development and personalised enjoyment of learning. Also for our pupils to work in their house teams of mixed age groups to develop their social skills to the highest level.
- Our curriculum will ensure that children will know how to live a happy and healthy lifestyle, both physically and mentally.
- Our curriculum is responsive to the changing dreams and aspirations that our pupils possess. We strive for all pupils to develop resilience, perseverance and adaptability to prepare them for the life ahead of them. Challenging and supporting children to take flight achieving their dreams and ambitions, flourishing.
Here at Manifold Church of England Academy, at the start of each term, parents/carers receive a letter providing a curriculum outline for the term ahead. This is sent directly to parents/carers and is also available with each class's pages within the 'Our Learning' section.
Curriculum content mapping for each subject
Curriculum Skills Progression for each subject
Year D (2022-2023) Long Term Curriculum Plan
Year A (2023-2024 ) Long Term Curriculum Plan
EYFS & Year 1 Wisdom quests
Autumn Term 1 2023 - Fabulous Farming
Autumn Term 2 - 2023 - Wonderful World
Years 2 - 4 Wisdom Quest
Autumn Term 1 - Fabulous Farming
Autumn Term 2- 2023 - Wonderful World