Mountford Manor Primary Learning & Education

Overview

At Mountford Manor Primary School, our mission is for children to- "Make the Most of their Potential"
To do this, our ambition is for children to;

  • Be Motivated Learners
  • Seek Meaningful futures
  • Become Proud citizens

We aim to develop resilience and perseverance so that children are lifelong learners. They are guided and inspired through excellent teaching practises, so they achieve academic success through a knowledge-engaged approach to the curriculum, which centres around a key stimulus.

Developing the whole child is at the centre of everything we do and our intention is that the curriculum extends opportunity, raises aspiration and opens children's eyes to the world beyond their immediate environment.
Through our values-based approach, the curriculum encourages children to become tolerant, kind and respectful of all individuals and groups. Our ambition is for our children to make positive contributions to their community and beyond.

To enable children to "Make the Most of their Potential" there are 5 golden threads that are instrumental in everything we do at the school. We believe these give children the essential knowledge that they need to be educated citizens.
These 5 Golden Threads are;

  1. Developing Oracy skills
  2. Broadening and deepening vocabulary
  3. Cultivating a culture of readers
  4. Giving exposure to real life opportunities and experiences
  5. Raising Aspiration and Ambition

Reading and Phonics Scheme

At Mountford Manor we believe that all our children can become fluent readers and writers. This is why we teach reading through Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised, which is a systematic and synthetic phonics programme. We start teaching phonics in Nursery/Reception and follow the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised progression, which ensures children build on their growing knowledge of the alphabetic code, mastering phonics to read and spell as they move through school. We use Collins Big Cat for Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised books which match to the children's secure phonic knowledge and the Little Wandle SSP programme.

Phonics and Early Reading Policy Download
Programme Overview Rec - Y1 Download

Oracy and Language (Vocabulary) Development

At Mountford Manor we believe spoken language to be fundamental to the achievement of our pupils. The educational benefits of effective and purposeful talk at every stage of schooling and a greater focus on oral language development improves outcomes especially for pupils from the most disadvantaged areas. We feel the ability to communicate effectively is an essential ingredient to both success in school and beyond.

Oracy Policy Download
Oracy Progression Criteria Download
Adventurous Vocabulary List Download

Curriculum Overview by Subject

Art

The purpose of the Art Curriculum at Mountford Manor is to inspire the highest forms of creativity. We feel, a high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.

Art Curriculum Policy 2021-22 Download

Computing

At Mountford Manor, we have developed a computing curriculum that meets the needs of all our pupils and is engaging and ambitious. Our curriculum is sequenced and progressive from EYFS to Year 6. Learning builds on previously taught knowledge to enable children to remember in the long term. Our curriculum is broad and balanced and covers 3 key strands: Computer Science, Digital Literacy and Information Technology. This is implemented through the use of the Mountford Manor Computing and Online Safety Overview.

Computing Curriculum Policy 2021-22 Download

DT

The purpose of the DT Curriculum at Mountford Manor is to give children the opportunity to use their creativity and imagination to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others' needs, wants and values. Children will acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art.

DT Curriculum Policy 2021-22 Download

French

The purpose of the French Curriculum at Mountford Manor is to understand that learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. It foster pupils' curiosity and deepens their understanding of the world.

French Curriculum Policy 2021-22 Download

Geography

The purpose of the Geography Curriculum at Mountford Manor is to develop a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. The MMP Geography curriculum is designed to improve pupil's cultural capital so that they acquire the essential knowledge to be educated citizen and have successful futures. The aim is that the pupil may go on to study the subject at university, require particular subject knowledge in their future career, or need particular subject knowledge or skills to enable them to be active members of society.

Geography Curriculum Policy 2021-22 Download
Geography Units 2021-23 Download
Geography & History Whole School Sequence Map Download

History

The history curriculum at MMP seeks to give pupils a solid foundation and broad overview in some of the most important periods, events and themes in British and world history. It is comprehensive but necessarily selective. The curriculum gives pupils a strong grounding in British history, taught chronologically from the first settlements through Roman Britain, the Vikings, Anglo-Saxons, the medieval period and up to the Industrial Revolution and touching on Britain during the two World Wars. While studying these periods the units explore themes of change and continuity, perspective and power.

History Curriculum Policy 2021-22 Download
History Units 2021-23 Download
Geography & History Whole School Sequence Map Download

Maths

The Maths curriculum at MMP seeks for pupil to become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics so that they develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately. This will enable them to solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems with increasing sophistication, including in unfamiliar contexts and to model real-life scenarios and to reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry and develop and present a justification, argument or proof using mathematical language.

Maths Curriculum Policy 2021-22 Download
Maths Calculation Policy 2021-22 Download

Music

At Mountford Manor, we teach music as a whole-school approach to underpin children's development as people and because we believe that this also supports their learning capacity.

Music Curriculum Policy 2021-22 Download

PE

The purpose of the PE Curriculum at Mountford Manor is to offer a high-quality education which inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It provides opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness.

PE Curriculum Map 2021 2022 Download
PE Curriculum Policy 2021-22 Download

PSHE

At Mountford Manor, we teach Personal, Social, Health Education as a whole-school approach to underpin children's development as people and because we believe that this also supports their learning capacity. The Jigsaw Programme offers us a comprehensive, carefully thought-through Scheme of Work which brings consistency and progression to our children's learning in this vital curriculum area.

PSHE Curriculum Policy 2021-22 Download

RE

At Mountford Manor we believe Religious Education (RE) is an essential element of the curriculum and contributes to the personal and intellectual development of young people. It also offers opportunities to build knowledge, understanding and skills that are essential for life in modern Britain.

RE Curriculum 2021-22 Download

Science

The purpose of the Science Curriculum at Mountford Manor is to provide the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world's future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science.

Science Curriculum Policy 2021-22 Download

Early Years Foundation Stage

EYFS Curriculum

At Mountford Manor we understand that all children are unique. We are committed to meeting every child's individual needs through a bespoke EYFS curriculum that allows pupils the opportunity to develop the foundations for future learning. We ensure that the child's welfare is paramount and that they develop as young enthusiastic learners in a safe environment. We provide a range of opportunities for children to develop and engage through hands on learning and play opportunities. We encourage children to participate in a variety of activities; some are focused and led by an adult, while the majority are provided to give the child a chance to be an active and independent learner.

EYFS Policy Download
EYFS Progression of Knowledge and Skills Download

Curriculum Overview by Year Group

Year 1

Curriculum Overview Download
Spelling Appendix Download
Vocabulary, Grammar, & Punctuation Appendix Download

Year 2

Curriculum Overview Download
Spelling Appendix Download
Vocabulary, Grammar, & Punctuation Appendix Download

Year 3

Curriculum Overview Download
Spelling Appendix Download
Vocabulary, Grammar, & Punctuation Appendix Download

Year 4

Curriculum Overview Download
Spelling Appendix Download
Vocabulary, Grammar, & Punctuation Appendix Download

Year 5

Curriculum Overview Download
Spelling Appendix Download
Vocabulary, Grammar, & Punctuation Appendix Download

Year 6

Curriculum Overview Download
Spelling Appendix Download
Vocabulary, Grammar, & Punctuation Appendix Download

Jigsaw

Jigsaw Parent leaflet Download
Jigsaw Guide for Parents Download
The Jigsaw Approach Download
Jigsaw LGBT Parent Leaflet Download
Jigsaw 3-11 and Statutory Relationships and Health Education Map Download

Curriculum Documents

English Glossary Download
Maths Appendix Download
English Genres from the Comprehension Sections of the 2014 Curriculum by Year Group Download

Key Stage 1 Documents

Common Exception Words Band One Spellings Download
Common Exception Words Year 2 Band Spellings Download
Maths Booklet Year 1 Download
Maths Booklet Year 2 Download
Phase 3 Phonics to Learn at Home Download
Phase 5 Phonics to Learn at Home Download
Year 1 English Booklet Download
Year 2 English Booklet Download
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