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Teaching and Learning

 at Manor field Junior School

At Manor Field Junior School we are very proud of our approach to learning, which aims to develop confident and responsible learners.

At Manor Field Junior School, we have designed our curriculum with pupils’ learning and development at the centre. We believe that the curriculum is a powerful tool that fosters a love of learning and willingness to explore. Therefore, we are committed to valuing and developing key learning attributes to equip children with the skills they need to learn effectively and to have the confidence to meet the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life. Our ultimate aim is for our pupils to be successful in the future, whatever their strengths. This captures the inclusive nature of our school where children are challenged and supported. With transferable skills in English and Mathematics at the heart, we offer a curriculum that is creative and responsive to local and national stimuli. The Manor Field curriculum is carefully planned out so that children build upon knowledge and understanding and, are taught to become rights respecting citizens within the school, the local community and the wider world. As a rights respecting school, we prepare children so that they are able to make positive contributions to our society and the world around them.

So what does this mean for your child?

The starting point of our work is based on purposeful activities, rooted in first hand experiences, so experiences are planned that will motivate and engage the pupils. 

All our topic themes are carefully selected to meet the objectives of the National Curriculum in a tightly focused way, yet are matched to the interests of the child.  In our classes you will see children engaged in tasks that have clear subject focuses, e.g. in English, the work will often link to the topic theme.  

Our conviction that children learn from first hand experiences means that we provide rich and varied opportunities for them to develop their learning through enrichment. 

We make good use of the local environment and encourage a pride in Basingstoke.  We have links with many local business, leisure centres, churches and retail outlets where we arrange educational visits to enrich the curriculum.  In addition, visitors support
learning in school on a regular basis whether they be drama groups, sports coaches or engineers!  

Our pupils tell us that they enjoy their learning and can explain why our curriculum makes an impact.  Our aim is that our pupils, during their time at MFJS, develop the MF attributes:  A Manor Field learner is motivated, curious, independent, confident and resilient.

Learning through our projects is really fun so I am excited to come to school in the morning ready to learn really cool things.


When we made our class cafe it helped me learn about shop keeping and counting money so one day I could do it all by myself.  


I think topics help me learn and study so I can get a better job in the future.  


When the dental nurse came in we learnt a lot of new things we didn’t know before.  


If you want to find out what your child will be studying in each subject within their integrated topic please look at our curriculum page and, of course, ask us if you require any guidance.