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