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Our Curriculum



The curriculum at Manor Court Primary School, provides a broad balanced and enriched education, which places a high importance on English, including grammar and oracy,  Mathematics and an understanding of the wider world and our local community. Children will be encouraged and helped to develop their own set of personal skills and talents. In Reception, our children continue to be encouraged to learn to share, work and play with others to become more confident and independent for future learning, by encouraging them to think for themselves and solve their own problems.


At Manor Court, pupils are supported to develop interests, knowledge and understanding across all curriculum subjects. We put a great emphasis on English, Mathematics, Computing, Sport and the Performing Arts.


The curriculum for learning at Manor Court offers a traditional, but creative and inspiring curriculum that is personal and relevant to the community of Chard and beyond, providing a well thought through experience, with meaningful connections across all primary subjects where appropriate.  We do not follow any phonics schemes but use elements of national schemes such as 'jolly phonics' and 'letters and sounds'.  During KS1 we use the Oxford reading tree to ensure that all children have the best start possible in learning to read.


The Pre-school and main School share the same ethos and vision. We do not see our Pre-school as a separate entity, but a fundamental part of Manor Court’s learning offer, the 'Manor Court 48'.


We offer many enrichment activities for all children.  All children have access to apply and attend one of our twenty-one after school clubs, many of which are free of charge.  Participation in sporting events and performing arts (music, dance and drama) activities is encouraged and Manor Court children attend many events throughout Chard and Somerset as a whole.


If you would like to find out more about the school curriculum please speak to your child's class teacher in the first instance or make an appointment with Mr Talmage or Mr Clode.