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What does your child learn at school each day? Find information about our curriculum subjects here.

The school curriculum comprises all learning and other experiences that each school plans for its pupils. At Mandeville Primary School we provide a rich, relevant, broad and balanced curriculum which is taught in ways appropriate to pupils’ ages and abilities. 

 

In the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), pupils follow the EYFS Framework which incudes seven areas of learning:

 

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

 

In the EYFS, learning is carefully planned around the interests of the children to ensure that they acquire knowledge quickly and develop their understanding rapidly in a wide range of different areas.

 

In Key Stage One and Two, pupils follow the national curriculum. The subjects are:

 

  • English
  • Mathematics 
  • Science
  • Computing
  • Design and technology
  • History
  • Geography
  • Art and design
  • Music
  • Physical education
  • Religious education
  • Personal, social, health and economic education
  • Foreign language (Key Stage Two only)

 

"The outstanding curriculum, which is exciting and stimulating has a strong focus on first hand practical experiences, not just in the younger classes, but throughout the school. Theme days and weeks are part of the rich diet experienced by pupils. Key skills, not only of literacy, numeracy and information communication technology (ICT) but also personal, social and learning skills are developed in all subject areas." (Ofsted Inspection Report, June 2009) 

 

At Mandeville, we developed a creative and challenging curriculum to respond to the particular needs of our pupils and to ensure that they all achieve their potential. This was entitled 'A Curriculum for Learning' and was introduced in September 2011. This curriculum was reviewed in line with the new 2014 national curriculum in order to ensure that it complies with legislation, promotes high levels of achievement and good behaviour, and prepares pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.

 

Our curriculum aims:

  • To be highly ambitious, value the integrity of each subject discipline and provide broad, rich learning experiences.

  • To develop pupils’ knowledge, understanding and skills sequentially through a progressive learning journey that promotes high levels of achievement for all pupils.

  • To reflect our local context and respond to typical gaps in pupils’ knowledge and skills. 

  • To enable pupils to take advantage of opportunities, responsibilities and experiences, supporting them in becoming successful learners for life and preparing them for their next stage of education and their adult lives.

 

For further information on our 'A Curriculum for Learning', please see the document below and/or contact the school office.

 

Key documents for parents/carers:

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