Norbury Manor Primary School

Make Every Moment Count

Welcome from the Head

As Headteacher here at Norbury Manor Primary School, I would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone who accesses this school website.

Our priority is to ensure that our pupils receive an excellent education in a nurturing environment that encourages our pupils to Make Every Moment Count. We are dedicated to continuing to build opportunities for pupils to achieve the highest academic standards; ensuring that they are known well as individuals and that their unique personality, talents and interests are given the opportunities to flourish within and beyond the classroom.

Sonia Potter, Headteacher

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Our Vision

Make Every Moment Count!

We aim to achieve excellence in all areas so that our children, regardless of their starting point, are enthusiastic, independent learners who view the world around them with enquiring minds and give them the resources to be ‘learners today and leaders tomorrow.’

We believe that children whose parents are involved and interested in their learning do well. We involve parents in their children’s learning and encourage them to be active members of the school community. Parent communication is organised to encourage wide participation and honest conversation. We expect all parents to support their children’s educational aspirations and achievements.



  • Ofsted October 2017 said our school is ‘Good’ overall and “Outstanding” in Early years 

  • Our pupils “get off to an exceptionally good start in the early years . Children make rapid progress”
  • Our teachers “ give pupils advice which is effective and ensures they made good progress in reading, writing and mathematics”
  • Our teachers “ challenge and motivate pupils to try their hardest and this helps them make strong gains in their learning”

Our Curriculum

  • English


    At Norbury Manor Primary School we employ a variety of the latest cutting edge learning schemes to deliver our English curriculum. We use the ‘Talk for Writing’ approach to teach writing and proudly follow the 'Bug Club' reading programme. We also apply the Primary Teacher Awards 2015 winner ‘No Nonsense’ spelling programme and utilize the much heralded Read Write Inc (RWI) programme to children off to a flying start with their English.

    To find out more about how we deliever English and to see the whole school curriculum click here

  • Maths


    We follow the ‘Busy Ants Maths’ curriculum. The ‘Active Maths’ programme is used alongside Busy Ants to support pupil’s problem-solving skills

    To find out more about how we deliever mathamatics and to see the whole school curriculum click here

  • Science


    The national curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils:

    · develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry, and physics

    · develop an understanding of the nature, processes, and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them

    · are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future

    Norbury Manor Primary school follow the ‘Switched on Science’ programme. This programme explores science concepts through hands-on experiments and creative investigations

    To see the whole school curriculum click here

  • Languages


    Norbury Manor primary school follow the Language Angels  Spanish scheme of work in year 3 – year 6.

    Our Spanish curriculum aims to ensure that pupils are taught to:

    · Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding.

    · Explore the patterns and sound of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words.

    · Engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others; seek clarification and help.

    · Speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases, and basic language structures.

    · Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases.

    · Present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences.

    · Read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases, and simple writing

    · Appreciate stories, songs, poems, and rhymes in the language.

    · Broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into the familiar written material.

    · Write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences to express ideas clearly.

    · Describe people, places, things, and actions orally and in writing.

    · Understand basic grammar appropriate to French.

    To see the whole school curriculum click here

  • Humanities



    At Norbury Manor primary we aim to inspire our pupils' curiosity to know more about the past. We equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence and develop perspective and judgement. Through a well-rounded curriculum pupils develop an understanding of the complexity of people’s lives, the diversity of societies as well as their own identity and challenges of their time.



    he Geography curriculum inspires in pupils a fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching equips pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources, and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth's key physical and human processes. Furthermore, pupils develop skills in geographical fieldwork through collecting and analysing data, whilst also becoming proficient using a range of geographical sources including maps, diagrams, and aerial photographs

    To see the whole school curriculum click here

  • Art & Design Technology

    Art & Design Technology

    Art & Design and Design Technology


    At Norbury Manor Primary School we alternate teaching Art and Design and Design Technology so that the children will experience each subject for half a term. This is so that in Design and Technology the children can go through the design process from understanding design brief to evaluating the product. In Art they will learn about a skill or an artist, produce an idea for their final piece, create it and then evaluate it. This means that the children are fully immersed in the subject for a whole half a term.

    Cooking and Nutrition is taught alongside Design Technology when the children have to design and make a food product for a client.

     To see the whole school curriculum click here

  • Music


    Through the musical programme Charanga, the children develop their understanding, make musical judgements, apply their new learning, develop their aural memory, express themselves physically, emotionally and through discussion and create their own musical ideas.

    Performing vocally and with instruments is central to the programme. Children are also given the opportunity to perform during class assemblies, productions, challenge week and the school choir.

    The choir perform in assemblies, at school functions and other events in the local area. Our choir has performed at the Trinity College choir event.

    To see the whole school curriculum click here

  • Computing


    Our computing curriculum has been developed to support children to become proficient users of technology so that they develop the knowledge and skills to thrive in the ever-changing technological world. It is in-line with National Curriculum guidelines and includes coding.

    Norbury Manor follow the ‘Switched on Computing’ programme.

    To see the whole school curriculum click here

  • PE


    All children will participate in the daily physical activity. Each class will have two formal P.E. lessons per week, and these will be held at Norbury Manor Primary School. Parents/carers are asked to ensure their children come to school with their full P.E. uniform on their given day. This year pupils in years 3 and4 will have swimming lessons.


    Norbury Manor Primary school follow the real PE programme.


    What is real PE?

    real PE is a unique, child-centred approach that transforms how we teach PE to engage and challenge EVERY child in primary school.

    It provides fun and simple to follow Primary PE Schemes of Work and support for Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 practitioners that give them the confidence and skills to deliver outstanding PE. It is fully aligned to the National Curriculum and focuses on the development of agility, balance and coordination, healthy competition, and cooperative learning through a unique and market leading approach to teaching and learning in PE.

    What makes real PE unique?

    real PE is, primarily, a philosophy and approach which aims to transform how we teach PE in order to include, challenge and support EVERY child. It supports teachers and other deliverers to make small changes that will have a significant impact on their learners.

    To find out more information, please contact the school office and ask for Jennifer Marriott (PE Lead).

  • PSHE


    PSHE education is a planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives.

    (The PSHE Association, 2014)

    Norbury Manor Primary school follow the ‘You, Me, PSHE’ scheme of work by Islington Council.

    PSHE education supports the development of personal, social and life skills: the identification of and dealing with emotions and feelings, exploring health-related issues, understanding about oneself, relationships with others and one’s place in the world, learning about managing finances, the world of work and planning for the future. It supports pupils to lead healthy, safe, fulfilled, and responsible lives.

    Citizenship education prepares pupils for the social and moral responsibilities of community involvement: the understanding of democracy and justice, rights and responsibilities and exploring identities and diversity. It helps them develop political literacy and to become informed, critical, active citizens who have the skills, confidence and conviction to advocate, act and try to make a difference in their local, national, and global communities.


    The topics included are:


    · Careers

    · Drug, alcohol, and tobacco education

    · Financial capability and economic wellbeing

    · Identity, society, and equality

    · Keeping safe and managing risk

    · Mental health and emotional wellbeing

    · Physical health and wellbeing

    · Sex and relationship education

    To find out more information, please contact the school office and ask for Helen Lordan (PSHE Lead)

  • Challenge Week

    Challenge Week

    Throughout the last week of each term all pupils are set age appropriate tasks to produce a piece of work that showcases knowledge and understanding of their studied topic. This is known throughout the school as Challenge Week.

    During Challenge Week pupils are expected to work in groups, teams or pairs to present a project based on the theme of the term. Teachers plan outcomes for each subject area. Discrete lessons in phonics and math's continue during this week. PSHE sessions focus on building team skills. Each member of the team is given a role and the pupils keep a learning journey throughout the week. At the end of the week pupils must be given the opportunity to reflect on their participation in challenge week.  Pupils are expected present their project to an audience. Children are also given the opportunity to explore enterprising project that link to specific themes.

    The work children produce is undertaken through a range of mediums and is designed to excel the full use of all our RESPECT values.

    To see the whole school curriculum click here

  • R.E


    Religious Education

    Non-denominational Religious Education is provided for all children as part of the curriculum and is by the locally agreed Religious Education syllabus. Assembly is an important part of the school day when we meet as a community. It is a time when we emphasize the development of values and attitudes towards each other and the world around us. Assemblies are non-denominational and although they are of a broadly Christian nature consideration is given to the multicultural society in which we live.

    To find out more information please contact the school office and ask for Sonia Potter (Curriculum Lead).

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