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.

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Whole School Reading Scheme

At Mountford Manor our intent is to provide children with a literacy-rich environment, high quality texts and inspiring learning opportunities. We put reading at the heart of the curriculum. We strive to foster a love of reading at school and at home. We believe reading is an entitlement that should enable children to connect with some of the finest words ever written. It should open up a world of possibility and intrigue and is a fundamental life skill which, enables children to communicate effectively in all areas and equips them for the challenges they will face in the wider world.

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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.

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Curriculum Overview by Subject

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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*In accordance with the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 section 71, parents have the right to withdraw their children from all or part of RE and acts of collective worship on religious grounds. Parents should make their wishes known to the Headteacher who will ensure that any pupils who are withdrawn are appropriately supervised while the act of collective worship / RE lesson takes place. Pupils can be withdrawn wholly or partly from acts of collective worship only by parents.


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.

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At Mountford Manor the writing intent is for all children to develop the knowledge and skills to develop their writing so they have the opportunity to communicate their ideas and learning effectively, both orally and in writing. We want all children to be exposed to a breadth of genres, quality texts and vocabulary which ensures they are equipped to succeed in written outcomes.

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