Curriculum

 

Intent 

At Manifold Church of England Academy, we aim to provide a literacy-rich curriculum that is broad and balanced, and meets the needs of the children in our community. We aim to motivate and inspire children through a curriculum that engages and challenges all learners.

Our curriculum is designed to deepen knowledge and develop skills, with literacy at the heart, ensuring effective progression within each subject discipline and across all year groups. At Manifold Church of England Academy, we have the interests of the whole child at the heart of all that we do. We strive to maintain an atmosphere of mutual respect that is safe and loving, where all individuals can flourish. All this is underpinned by our Christian values for life. 

Implementation

At Manifold Church of England Academy, we implement an inclusive curriculum that meets the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum. Our curriculum is well-planned and provides literacy-rich, cross-curricular opportunities.

Each term, all classes have a ‘focus theme’, which links English to the wider curriculum. Teachers use carefully selected, high-quality focus reading texts, relating to the History, Geography or Science focus themes, to deliver elements of the English curriculum. We use materials published by Focus Education to support our teaching. 

Within the wider curriculum, teachers ensure that there are opportunities planned for children to further develop their literacy skills, including regular cross-curricular writing, ensuring that standards are consistent across the curriculum. 

 

For each ‘focus theme’, teachers plan an inspiring 'wow' stimulus to hook and engage children and parents and make learning purposeful and relevant. 

Our curriculum is delivered through ‘quality first teaching’, including the use of specialist teachers in Music. Enrichment opportunities, including outdoor learning, provide our children with rich experiences and enhance teaching, learning and knowledge. 

Our curriculum promotes children’s Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development, ensuring that they are reflective and responsible citizens. Fundamental British Values are actively promoted in order to prepare the children for life in Modern Britain. 

Our curriculum is continually shaped and developed to meet children’s interests and needs, and is supported by practices based on credible research. 

Impact

Our literacy-rich curriculum ensures that children are knowledgeable and skilled, achieve well and make progress at each stage of their education. Through the breadth and depth that our curriculum offers, children have strong character traits and are rounded and grounded, confident and resilient, and well-equipped for the future. Our curriculum enables children to become articulate and enthusiastic learners who are creative and physically competent.

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