• "I really like the way children are taught to look after each other"
    – Parent
  • God is love
    1 John 4:8
  • "Classroom issues are dealt with immediately. The children and parents really trust the teachers and leaders here"
    – Parent
  • “I am with you every step you take. I will never leave you.” - God
    Joshua 1:9
  • "It is really difficult to say how the school needs to improve"
    – Parent
  • “Let the children come to me – the kingdom of God belongs to them.” – Jesus
    Mark 10:14
  • "Our school lighthouses encourage us to make the right choices"
    – Child
  • With God, all things are possible.
    Mark 10:27
  • "Teaching is outstanding over time and is never less than good"
    – Ofsted
  • He will cover you with his feathers and his faithfulness will be your shield.
    Psalm 91:4
  • "Pupils’ behaviour around the school and in lessons is exemplary"
    – Ofsted
  • Your loving father knows what you need…so do not worry about anything.
    Matthew 5:25
  • "Parents strongly feel that the leadership and management involve them in the life of the school"
    – Ofsted
  • Do to others as you would have them do to you
    Luke 6:31
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Our curriculum at Mangotsfield adheres to the National Curriculum requirements for 2014. As well as fulfilling academic needs, we aim to provide a varied and stimulating education that takes into account the individual needs and strengths of all pupils.

Every class focuses on the skills needed to succeed ranging from resilience and perseverance to teamwork and independence. Our pupils are taught to use the language of successful learning, to take responsibility for their own performance and to measure their successes against their own baseline.

    Subjects and Skills

Individual subjects have been designed to reflect the mix of key focus areas and specific knowledge and progression of skills outlined in the government frameworks. Where possible when teaching, we combine subjects into cross-curricular enquiries in order to make the learning more relevant and more exciting for the children. Year group termly overviews can be found on year group pages of the website.

Please view the key skills documents below which outline expectations for skills and knowledge for each year group. Information about English and Maths expectations for each year group can be found on their specific pages.

 

Science

Science - Knowledge Key Skills Document

Science - Working Scientifically Key Skills Document

Science has an important role to play in motivating our children to develop an interest and curiosity about the world in which they live. We promote qualities such as curiosity, perseverance and critical thinking in our science lessons through providing opportunities which enable the children to experience exploration, interaction and exchange of ideas.  

Art and Design

Art and Design Key Skills Document

 

Art, craft and design activities are taught using a variety of exciting and inspiring contexts. We aim to supplement our art curriculum by drawing on 'in house' and external expertise to run art workshops involving all members of the school community. Our most recent project was to produce a whole-school mural with a local visiting artist. 

 

History

History Key Skills Document

Understanding the past, enables children to gain a more balanced view of the present. It is the story of our lives – what is news today will be history tomorrow! We aim to make our history teaching relevant and thought-provoking for the children. Our thrilling WOW events and educational visits help bring history to life in an exciting and creative way.

Geography

Geography Key Skills Document

 

Geography lessons should prepare children to understand, develop and protect our world for future generations. We explore places near to home and also give the children a taste of places and cultures from the furthest corners of our world! Children have many opportunities to ask their own questions and, with a little guidance, find their own answers! 

Design Technology

Design Technology Key Skills Document

We are incredibly fortunate to have an extensive range of facilities which enable us to deliver an inspiring design technology curriculum. For example, we have a large cookery room which can accommodate whole classes of children to work together to practise their culinary skills! We collect Sainsbury’s vouchers each year to buy equipment for design technology.

Music

Music Key Skills Document

In addition to whole class music lessons, many children take advantage of high quality peripatetic teaching or attend musical clubs run by class teachers. Our staff are very talented and enjoy performing during collective worship and special events. Each year, we hold a very popular ‘Music Evening’ where we invite all of our musicians to perform to parents/carers.

French

French Key Skills Document

All children learn french as a modern foreign language. The children have discrete lessons in class but we also incorporate french into our daily routines so that the vocabulary is constantly being reinforced. We are fortunate to have French speakers on our staff who work with classes across the whole school on a termly basis. 

Religious Education

 

Understanding Christianity- RE Curriculum 

 

 

Alongside gaining a meaningful understanding of our school’s core Christian values, children learn about a host of world faiths and grapple with philosophical questions in their quest to develop their own individual view of the world. We have collective worship every day and the children have opportunities to visit our local church (St James) and other places of worship.

 

Computing

 

Computing Key Skills Document

Computing skills are either taught discretely or, where possible, will link to the topic that the class is studying. We are fortunate to have a computing suite as well as whole class sets of laptops and ipads. We have established ‘digital leaders’ who are children with expertise in computing. They support class teachers and children in their lessons to help accelerate learning.

E-Safety

 

E-Safety Key Skills Document

The internet is now an integral part of all our lives, for adults and children. At Mangotsfield, we place high emphasis on our children knowing how to be safe using ICT both at home and in school. Please also see below important guidelines regarding the use of social networking for parents and some resources shared at our E-Safety parents' meeting.

PSHE (Personal, Social and Health education)

PSHE (Personal, Social and Health education) Key Skills Document

Our PSHE curriculum helps to develop every child fully as an individual so they are well prepared to be members of families, social and economic communities. To complement our PSHE lessons, the introduction of Philosophy for Children has provided another avenue for children to enter discussions and ask questions around new and exciting stimuli.

Sex and Relationships Education

If we intend to teach something that may be of a sensitive nature, we inform parents/carers beforehand. In such cases, opportunities are given to view materials used and give consent before participation in lessons.

Physical Education

 

Physical Education Key Skills Document

Classes are timetabled to have two PE sessions each week. From Year Two, one of the sessions is taught during the teachers’ weekly Planning, Preparation and Assessment (PPA) time by specialist coaches from ‘Sporting Chance’. As part of our membership of The Grange School Sports Partnership, we also welcome additional specialist coaches into our school to deliver exciting events such as the Y1/2 infant agility challenge and the Y3/4 athletics challenge. 

Swimming

Our children have swimming lessons when they reach Year 4 – usually in the Summer term.