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At Queen’s Manor Primary School, we are committed to achieving the 'Best in Everyone' and strongly believe that every child, regardless of their background, has the right to receive a curriculum that is rich in powerful and carefully sequenced knowledge. A curriculum that will capture interests, nurture talents, encourage children to achieve their full potential and prepare them for life as responsible citizens. 

Our curriculum is based on our central value of enabling children to understand the world around them. We use educational research to develop our teaching and learning practices, with the aim of maximising cognitive development and encouraging our pupils to be lifelong reflective learners. By the time pupils leave Queen’s Manor Primary School, they will have mastered a range of subject specific skills and factual knowledge through careful planning for progression and depth.

Our curriculum is based on the following key principles:

Entitlement - All our pupils have the right to learn what is in the Queen’s Manor Primary School Curriculum.

Coherence: Taking the National Curriculum as its starting point, our curriculum is carefully sequenced so that powerful knowledge builds term by term and year by year. We make meaningful connections within subjects and between subjects.

Mastery: We ensure that foundational knowledge, skills, and concepts are secure before moving on. Pupil's revisit prior learning and apply their understanding in new contexts.

Representation: All pupils are able to see themselves reflected positively in our curriculum; we want our curriculum to open up new worlds – to expose children to beliefs, people, places and values that they would not otherwise encounter and also to the voices of people whose voices have not always been heard.

Education with character: Our ‘hidden’ curriculum teaches our young people about creativity and resilience as well as providing them with opportunities to learn about teamwork, to care and to serve, to overcome difficulties and to manage themselves and their feelings. Queen’s Manor Primary School children are taught to have confidence and articulacy so that they can stand up for themselves and for what is right. These personal qualities and skills are the opportunities we provide beyond the classroom; in sport, music, performance, clubs, in chances to lead and take responsibility and in opportunities to volunteer and to serve. 

Vocabulary and Cultural Literacy - the curriculum has a core focus on vocabulary development within and across subjects. Our curriculum gives pupils access to the ‘best that has been thought and said’. 

Subject-Based Learning - The curriculum incorporates the rigour of subject substantive knowledge. Therefore, it is based on individual subject learning. Links across subjects are made where appropriate, but the curriculum is planned so that it doesn’t sacrifice subject identity and progression for cross-curricular links.  

Subject Content - The overall content of individual subjects is structured as a narrative over time. Individual lessons build into coherent units of work which in turn, contribute to the overall content arc.  

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