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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 an ambitious, rich and broad 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 needs and interests of the children to ensure that they develop, consolidate and deepen their knowledge, understanding and skills across all areas of learning.


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)


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.


All aspects of our curriculum are accessible to all children, irrespective of their ethnic background, gender, disability, religious or linguistic background. We strive hard to meet the needs of those pupils with special educational needs, those with disabilities, those who are more able, and those who are learning English as an additional language.


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 documents below and/or contact the school office.


Key documents for parents/carers: