Curriculum Statement for Manor Park Infant and Nursery School
Here at Manor Park Infant and Nursery School we believe that the curriculum should be rich and engaging, that it should be skills driven and that it should give our children the very best start in life. Prepared for anything. We are proud that our curriculum here, is as unique as we are.
Our Curriculum Intent:
Children learn best when experiences are first hand, linked to their interests. We aim to create life-long learners and children are encouraged to think creatively, to question and to explore. We systematically teach our Manor Park Values which involve teaching children how to learn and develop perseverance and creativity, how to work effectively within a team and to become aware of themselves as learners.
Here at Manor Park Infant and Nursery School we believe that the curriculum should be rich and engaging, that it should be skills driven and that it should prepare our children for life.
We ensure that learning is staged and builds on prior knowledge providing the children with the opportunity to revisit vital skills and knowledge regularly and embed this learning; therefore becoming experts.
In collaboration with the junior school, Sir John Sherbrooke we devised a set of skills ladders to ensure progression and build upon existing knowledge. This is how we ensure learning is progressive from F1-Y6 and the children are ready for any stage in their learning.
Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and they learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships. Creating a love of learning through an exciting, child led curriculum has to go hand in hand with outstanding levels of progress and, ultimately, raised attainment. We strongly believe that we achieve this through dedicated guided group teaching and an expectation that each child will independently apply this learning. This is underpinned by daily assessment and planning in the light of this assessment, ensuring our children’s learning needs are addressed.