At Manby Lodge our curriculum is designed to give children a solid foundation and start to their journey through education. We aim to inspire a love of learning that we hope will stay with them for the rest of their lives. Our curriculum is rich and varied and provides opportunities that meet the needs of all pupils.
Our teaching is high quality and purposeful, where we build on what children already know. Our learning environment (our other teacher) is one where children can take risks and make mistakes, providing them with engaging first-hand learning experiences.
Through teaching that is sequential, our curriculum implementation is intended to provide children with a desire to learn more and to acquire new and exciting concepts at the pace that is right for them. Well-being, mental health and physical development are key elements of the curriculum and we cater for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development so that we can support the growth of each child holistically. Through capitalising on what’s available in our community we are able to make valuable links that children can recognise, at the same time as exposing children to the wider world.
The impact of our curriculum is that children are prepared academically, emotionally, spiritually, morally and physically to be ready for the next stage in their learning journey when they leave us at the end of Year 2, and they have developed the knowledge and skills to achieve their potential.
KS1 and Reception
In Key Stage One, pupils follow the National Curriculum as well as the National Primary Strategy.
In Reception, pupils follow the DFE Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. Details of all our curriculum areas can be found in the downloads.
Variety of Approaches
At Manby Lodge we acknowledge that we are all learners and aim to Learn More, Do More and Be More. We have six key Learning Behaviours that support our learners, these are:
Resilience, Responsibility, Resourcefulness, Risk taking (playing and exploring), Problem solving, and Reflectiveness
These Learning Behaviours are introduced to the children in early on in Reception, when the time is right. Each behaviour is linked to an animal which helps the children to remember them.
Throughout their time at Manby Lodge children will develop each of these behaviours that support our children to face challenges and to develop resilience, confidence and independence that will be essential to them as they grow up.