Manor Field Junior School

Manor Field Junior School

Developing Confident, Responsible Learners...

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.  

We want our pupils to be successful in the future, whatever their strengths.

We want our pupils to be successful in the future, whatever their strengths; we are committed to valuing and developing learning attributes, such as independence, as well as academic skills.

Our curriculum is based on a thematic approach to learning - where real links and connections are made between subjects. This is sometimes referred to as a cross-curricular approach to learning, and we believe it works!

So what does this mean for your child?

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


All of our project 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.  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! 


We place high priority on developing independence in learning, and provide ongoing in service for all staff members to review and reflect on our Learning Policy. Our Manor Field Learner attributes are integrated through our curriculum.

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