Curriculum Intent

At Manor Infant and Nursery School the curriculum is designed to support the children to be inspired and develop aspirations for their future which ensures that both they and their parents focus on them reaching their true potential.

The ethos of the school is inclusive and nurturing. Opportunities are developed across the curriculum for the celebration of difference and for children to gain a sense of pride for being a good citizen in the community in which they live.

The curriculum is responsive to the individual needs of the children from the catchment area and first hand experiences are planned which are purposeful and engaging. Many opportunities are given to build on the interests of the children, particularly through children accessing continuous provision.

We use ‘Building Learning Powers’ to promote positive attitudes to learning and growth mindset for all. These reflect the values and skills needed to promote responsibility for learning and future success. The children are able to explain about the need for collaboration, resilience, resourcefulness and reflection and how these habits help them as learners.

Through the use of a half termly ethical question, which builds on prior knowledge, the children are given the opportunities across the curriculum to gain knowledge of the wider world, and the wider community including current events.

An emphasis is placed on the development of a rich and progressive vocabulary which empowers children to articulate their thoughts and become confident to investigate and seek information beyond the school walls.

Community involvement is an integral part of our curriculum and families and visitors are regularly invited to share experiences.

Children leave Manor Infant and Nursery School with a sense of belonging to a tightly knit community. They have the confidence, aspirations, understand their choices in life and the difference they can make as a global citizen. They make informed decisions, self – evaluate, make connections and become lifelong learners.