Manorfield works in partnership with Delight to create immersive arts programmes to provide all children with the opportunity to meaningfully engage with artistic experiences.
Through the Delight Book Fair held annually, all children are able to choose two books to take home free of charge.
Children who own a book are 15 times more likely to read above the level expected for their age, than their peers who do not own a book.
The Delight Book Fairs continue to run after school, providing a chance for the wider family to engage in their child's enthusiasm for books.
Additional books are sold at a very low price, 30p per book.
Working alongside Delight and Box Hill National Trust, the children become immersed in "StoryLand". Unfolding experiences ingnites the imaginations of the children, and empowers them to become storytellers. At the end of this unit, children will perform their own stories to parents.
Workings alongside Delight and Watts Gallery, the children have first-hand experience of an art gallery and take part in on-site artist workshops, building children's artistic skills. At the end of this unit, children will put on their own art exhibition at Watts Gallery that they and their family visit.
Working alongside Delight and The Guildford Shakespeare Company, children build a strong foundation in Shakespeare by creating their own performances. At the end of this unit, children perform a Shakespearian play in full Shakespearian language to their family and the wider community.
These opportunities provide the children at Manorfield Primary and Nursery School with "Memorable Moments".
Some aspects of the curriculum are delivered through focus days and weeks.
The timetable is suspended and activities are focused on either a specific subject area or key theme.
Recent focus weeks/days have included Den Day, Science Week, Arts Week, Healthy Living Week and Book Day.
The curriculum at Manorfield is enhanced by using visits and visitors whenever possible.
It is our aim that each class should have an enhanced opportunity each term.
Previous visits and visitors have included the following:
|Drusillas Zoo||Circus Acts|
|Windsor Castle||Pets at Home|
|Hever Castle||Doctors and Nurses|
|Bough Beech Reservoir||Fire Service|
|Local River Mole||Historical Experts|
|Local Library||Planetarium Dome|
|Whole School Pantomime Visit|
|Old Operating Theatre|
There are opportunities within school for pupils to take on a position of responsibility including: