Our teaching promotes the spiritual, moral, social, cultural and intellectual development of our pupils and of society by encouraging an exploration of aspects of religion and human experience which raise fundamental questions of belief and value. Through the RE Curriculum, children:

  • Learn about and understand a range of religions and world views.

  • Express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of religions and world views.

  • Gain and deploy the skills needed to engage seriously with religions and world views.

Children at Manorway Academy acquire and develop their knowledge and understanding of import key concepts through studying Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Sikhism, Judaism and Hinduism, as well as non-religious world views. 

We use topics to deliver humanities subject skills understanding. Our topic programme is carefully balanced and planned to be age appropriate across the years. Topic maps are produced to show how each is taught, the knowledge and skills covered and links to other parts of the curriculum. Several of our topics have a history and geography emphasis so that we teach location and place knowledge, weather and climate skills and knowledge and about significant historical events and places in our own locality. 



A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earths key physical and human processes. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earths features at different scaled are shaped, interconnected and change over time.

Geography Programmes of Study:


A high-quality history education will help pupils gain coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s Past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupil’s curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils to understand the complexity of peoples lies, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their identity and the challenged of their time.

History Programmes of Study:

Curriculum Policy
Lower KS2 Curriculum
Upper KS2 Curriculum
KS3 & KS4 Curriculum
Literacy Programme