We have an exciting, cross-curricular approach to teaching at Manorcroft supported by some key resources - Talk for Writing, Power Maths, Cornerstones, Jigsaw, My Maths, TT Rockstars, Purple Mash, to name but a few. Further details can be found in the subject tabs.
Underpinning our entire curriculum is a drive to take learning outdoors wherever possible. This could range from simply moving the traditional ‘classroom’ from the building to the gazebo, or using the garden spaces, fields and playgrounds for different activities. The school grounds are fantastic and encompass an allotment and orchard, along with a wooded area. The whole curriculum is supported by having the Forest School programme running two days a week which teaches team-work, co-operation and sharing. Different aspects of the curriculum, ranging from PSHE, PE, Science and Maths, can all be delivered in an exciting environment which allows children’s confidence and self-esteem to flourish. Children are able to experience success and build positive relationships with the natural world.
Learning in Action
There are lots of opportunities to visit the school throughout the year and see the learning that your children have been engaged with. Examples include:
- Parents Evenings - which incorporate an opportunity to see the children’s books (twice a year).
- Class Assembly - 15 min presentation in the Hall.
- Celebration Presentations - each year group takes turns in leading one of the main school celebrations throughout the calendar, eg. Harvest, Christmas, Easter, etc.
- Curriculum Exhibitions - twice a year each year group holds a curriculum exhibition showcasing all of their project-based learning from that half term. Parents are invited in from 2.45pm where the children will take you on a virtual tour of all their learning - these may be based in the Hall, the forest, the orchard, in fact anywhere on the school site! The exhibitions are a real celebration of the whole half term.
- Various curriculum workshops linked to specific subjects, eg. Phonics, E-Safety, Maths - the focus of these change each year.
- Year group specific meetings, eg. Y2 & Y6 Assessment Updates, residential meetings, etc.
- Sports mornings in the summer term, along with other sporting competitions.