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The aim at Manorfield is to provide opportunities for children to develop as caring and confident learners who are inspired and inspire others to fulfil their potential, as well as providing a positive contribution to their community and the wider society.  In order to do become Caring, Sharing and Inspiring individuals there are key concepts children need to learn – these are threaded throughout our curriculum. 

In order to understand the importance of:  

Caring- children need to understand concepts such as adversity, equality, spirituality and power to develop empathy and consider what can happen/has happened if 'Caring' is absent 

Sharing- children need to understand concepts such as community, identity, spirituality and equality to comprehend why it is important and how people can suffer if we do not share 

Inspiring- children will benefit from understanding the concepts such as adversity, change and power to be inspired by significant individuals from the past and to become inspiring themselves  

 

Manorfield’s curriculum has been carefully designed to inspire children to a love of learning, to create high aspirations and to ensure progress. A primary focus of our curriculum is to support children in becoming caring, sharing and inspiring individuals who care for people, care for wildlife and care for the world around them

 

 The curriculum is taught through discreet Literacy, Maths, PE and RE lessons along with combined curriculum topics through the Mantle of the Expert technique. Mantle of the Expert is an education approach that uses imaginary contexts to generate purposeful and engaging activities for learning. Within the fiction the students are cast as a team of experts working for a client on a commission. The commission is designed by the teacher to generate tasks and activities that fulfil the requirements of the client as well as create opportunities for students to study wide areas of the curriculum. For example, in year 3 students are cast (within the fiction) as a team of archaeologists excavating an Egyptian tomb for the Cairo Museum. To complete the commission, they research ancient Egyptian history – learning about tombs, artefacts, and rituals – and in the process study history, geography, art, design and other subjects, as well as develop their skills in reading, writing, problem solving, and enquiry. The use of this technique is to enable children to apply knowledge critically, using the heart as well as the head

 

  

 

 

EYFS  Autumn Term - Celebrations  Spring Term - Healthy & Safe Summer Term - The Way Things Work 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topics

Ourselves

Our School 

Harvest/Little Red Hen 

Autumn/Leafman

Bonfire Night 

Diwali 

Our Church 

Nativity 

Christmas 

 

 

Trip: Local area - Autumn Walk 

Church Visit 

Winter

Chinese New Year

Superheroes 

People who help us 

Spring/New Life

Keeping Healthy 

Easter 

 

 

 

 

Trip: Local area - Spring Walk 

Library 

Mini Beasts 

Life Cycles 

Gruffalo

Growing & Plants 

Summer

Farms 

Pirates

Seaside

Moving On 

 

 

Trip: Local area - Summer Walk 

Beaumanor Hall - The Gruffalo 

 

ASSESSMENT AND PROGRESS

Children's progress through school is tracked using a range of monitoring strategies. 

These include:

 

 

National Curriculum information page:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum