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Curriculum Implementation  

In Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, we run an alternate Geography or History topic-based approach to our programme of study. So each half term children will be able to really focus on acquiring the desired knowledge, skills and concepts for each subject discipline. 


Art and Design & Technology are also taught alternately each half term. This is to allow more depth of understanding and time to produce more quality work with more time allocated to lessons. 


We try to establish links across subjects to help pupils make connections and apply a cognitive fluency across areas of learning. Where possible Science, Art, Design Technology and Music are linked to our topics, whilst retaining a clear focus on the progression of skills in these subjects. 


Physical Education (PE) and Personal Social Health Education (PSHE) including RSHE are taught as discreet subjects. We teach French as a Modern Foreign Language (MFL) in KS2.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Whilst there are some connections between subjects, we also recognise specific learning, knowledge and skills within discreet subjects.


We are proud of our diverse community. Manor Lodge is essentially an amazing, tiny microcosm of the whole World! We have a huge range of nationalities, faiths, backgrounds and languages which make up our school . We strive to ensure that we tackle social inequalities wherever we can.

Therefore we will always plan to:

  1. Choose a range of authors and books written by a diverse range of people.
  2. Provide inspiration for our pupils through women and men who have pioneered achievements in society.
  3. Encourage a consideration for a future by thinking about the environment and our world.
  4. Ensure that our local area is considered in terms of its history and geography and how we can use this knowledge to unify our community.
  5. Provide experiences outside the classroom to enhance pupils’ learning.
  6. Utilise our local community to support us as a school (for example, our links with the local doctor’s surgery, St Aidan's church and allotment work).


Through a partnership of a knowledge and a skills-based, topic-led approach, we will ensure that:

  1. The skills of reading allow comprehension which deepens knowledge.
  2. Skills are dependent on knowledge and some knowledge is dependent on skills.
  3. Knowledge is generative.
  4. Knowledge empowers.