ManfordPrimary School

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What does your child learn at school each day?

Find information about our curriculum subjects here.

Phonics and Reading

In September 2019 we changed the organisation and resourcing of phonics teaching. We predominantly teach phonics using the resources produced by 'Read,Write,Inc.'  We look forward to seeing the rapid progress that children make with their early reading as a result.


Reading has been overhauled ready for September 2019. We use resources from a number of reading schemes and have just purchased £5,000 of new books so that children have books matched to their abilities and interests. Reading is taught 'whole class', individually and sometimes in small groups, according to children's needs.  Class teachers regularly hear children read individually.




Manford’s Curriculum

The curriculum at Manford Primary is significantly more than the ‘lessons’ which make up the timetable. We have re-invented our curriculum to ensure that our children receive a broad and balanced programme across their time at Manford.  Our aim is to prepare pupils for the next stage in their education and for successful futures.  As such, every moment in school is part of the process of preparing for adulthood, providing positive role models and giving children resilience, independence and ambition which, along with a host of other characteristics, will set them on a positive path. This is intertwined with our adoption of UNICEF’s Rights Respecting Schools project which includes British Values.


The breadth of our curriculum is designed with three goals in mind:

  1. To give pupils appropriate experiences to develop as confident, responsible citizens;
  2. To provide a relevant and rich ‘cultural capital’
  3. To provide a coherent, structured, academic curriculum that leads to success for all learners


We have established three key ‘Curriculum Motivators’ which will enable us to provide our children with knowledge and skills to develop into responsible, successful citizens.  These will be reviewed as the school cohort changes to ensure they are relevant to children in school.


1.      Global Identity:  children will learn to understand their place in the world

2.        Possibilities:  we will create inquisitive problem solvers who have aspirations for their  futures

3.            Appplication: children will apply what they know, can do and understand, in developing new knowledge, skills and understanding


Our curriculum development has taken these goals and these motivations and used them to create a classroom curriculum and the principles of a whole-school curriculum. In addition to these, carefully planned curriculum enhancements and extra-curricular activities will provide pupils with improved ‘cultural capital’ which will allow them to have a greater understanding of their world, to express themselves in a more mature way and access texts which will challenge their reading abilities and preferences. 


At Manford Primary we have chosen to follow the Chris Quigley Essentials Curriculum which sets out essential coverage, learning objectives and standards which are required for all subjects. Furthermore, it provides progress measures for all subjects including personal development. One of the main reasons why we have chosen to adopt this curriculum is because it emphasises the importance of developing the depth of children’s learning.

Essentials Curriculum Map- Key Stage 1

Essentials Curriculum Map- Key Stage 2


We also use a number of other schemes to support our curriculum as listed below:-

Other schemes used

PSHE- Jigsaw

Computing- Switched on Computing

RE- Redbridge Syllabus

PE- Enfield Scheme of work

Online Safety- SWGFL scheme


Details of our curriculum aims and content can be found here:


Mrs L James is our curriculum lead and assistant Headteacher. If you would like more information about our curriculum you should speak to your child's teacher. Alternatively Mrs James can be contacted through the school office.