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Manor Beach

Primary School

Our Curriculum

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Reading and Phonics

In Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 we teach early reading skills through systematic phonics.  All children start on the Floppy’s Phonics reading books, which is a phonic reading scheme.

Phonics is taught daily throughout key stage 1 for thirty minutes in the morning and an extra slot later in the day.  We follow Floppy’s Phonics scheme.


The order that we teach the letters and sounds follows Floppy’s Phonics Alphabetic Code.  This is

Level 1/phase 2



Level 2/phase 3



Level 3/phase 3



Level 4 /phase 4



Level 5 /Phase 5






We also read books for pleasure from Oxford Reading Tree and class libraries to develop children’s comprehension skills.  All of our books have been organised into suitable reading material for specific ages and phonic stages.


Please feel free to contact Miss Baines (English curriculum leader- KS1) or contact your child’s class teacher if you have any further questions.

Creative Curriculum

At Manor Beach, we have a creative curriculum where we create different opportunities for learning. We have high aspirations for our pupils, and a creative curriculum allows them to ask questions independently, make connections between ideas, think creatively, challenge and participate effectively, and reflect on their learning.

Each class uses a creative curriculum but we also often have a whole school approach.  We are lucky enough to have a sensory room in school, and once a term this is transformed into a creative learning environment.   We have had a magical ‘Tooth and Claw Store’ in school, full of magical potions, inventions and even dragons!!  We have a a War Room with a trench. We have also had a pirate ship and a desert island!! The children gained so much from this experience and there was a definite magical ‘buzz’ around school as children were accessing different areas of the curriculum in a creative way.




National Curriculum

The National Curriculum states that all state schools in England and Wales should provide a balanced and broadly based curriculum that:

  • promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society
  • prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life

In primary schools, learning is organised into three phases:

  • Early Years Foundation Stage: at Manor Beach Primary School, this applies to children aged 4-5 – just our Reception Class
  • Key Stage 1: ages 5-7 (Years 1-2)
  • Key Stage 2: ages 7-11 (Years 3-6)

At Key Stages 1 and 2, the statutory subjects that all pupils must study are:

  • Art and Design
  • Design and Technology
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Computing
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physical Education (PE)
  • Science

Religious Education (RE) is taught in accordance with the Lancashire Education Authority’s agreed syllabus. Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE) must also be provided.  Both RE and PSHCE must be provided at Key Stages 1 and 2.

Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) is statutory in Key Stage 2, however children in Key Stage 1 are also taught a foreign language. At Manor Beach Primary School we teach French in both Key Stage 1 and 2.



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Manor Beach Primary School
Manor Drive, Thornton Cleveleys,
Lancashire, FY5 1EU
T 01253 853879

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