Year 2

Our Curriculum


‘The effective curriculum contributes to the excellent development of spiritual, moral, social and cultural skills. Pupils enjoy studying a variety of topics that fascinate them. The topic on the digestive system entitled ‘bottoms and burps’ was a particular favourite. In Key Stage 1, pupils like researching and writing about their pets.’
Ofsted 2015

The Staff and Governors of Manor Park Primary School aim to tailor education to individual need, interest and aptitude so as to fulfil every child's potential. The 5 LEO Outcomes are embedded throughout our curriculum, with inclusion at its heart.  Every child will have access to a rich, broad, balanced, creative and differentiated curriculum. However, it is recognised that every child has a different knowledge base and skill set, as well as varying aptitudes and aspirations; and that, as a result, there is a determination for every young person's needs to be assessed and their talents developed through diverse learning and teaching strategies. There is a high priority on supporting the well-being of each child and developing character, as well as achieving academic potential. At Manor Park Primary Academy this means teachers plan creatively aiming to combine high standards in the basics with opportunities for enrichment and creativity across the whole curriculum.

At Manor Park we strive to provide a sequenced and progressive curriculum that fosters a cross-curricular approach to learning where appropriate, encouraging children to gain a deeper understanding by making connections.

Our curriculum takes into account the interests and needs of our children, is relevant to our local surroundings and draws on the resources available in our community to develop children that positively contribute, as local, national and global citizens.  The curriculum supports our diverse community and promotes the skills needed by individuals to be successful in the 21st century; it develops essential knowledge that enables and motivates them to progress on to the next stage of their education and within the  later life. Through our curriculum we provide many opportunities for children to explore and develop their understanding of each aspect of British Values. 

Our curriculum seeks to motivate and interest children and provides them with a purpose for learning. Clubs, trips, outside speakers and other planned opportunities for enrichment to enhance the children's experience. Outside learning opportunities are developed and utilised wherever possible within the connected Curriculum. 

Our curriculum is regularly reviewed to ensure that it is relevant for the children and that it accurately reflects their needs and interests. At Manor Park we take into account different learning styles and use a variety of teaching styles and resources to teach the curriculum, allowing us to encourage and promote children to be independent thinkers, to learn through making mistakes, to challenge and ask questions, to make connections and see relationships, to communicate their ideas and work well with others and reflect on their learning and ideas. 

Further information about the National Curriculum can be found here:


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