At Tudor Grange Primary Academy Perdiswell, our aim is to provide pupils with a deep, long term and secure understanding of the subjects that they are learning about.

We want children to flourish during their time at our school through a curriculum which is broad, ambitious and equitable. Broad because it allows children to supplement a strong academic core of subjects with a range of artistic and creative subjects. Strong foundations of knowledge are complemented by character education and a variety of experiences. Ambitious because we believe every child should access a curriculum that provides them with the cultural capital and essential knowledge they need to be educated citizens. Equitable because every child will access this curriculum, regardless of their background or experience.

The Foundation Stage Framework and Development Matters are the basis of our Reception curriculum. In Reception, we give children daily opportunities to read, write and apply their mathematical understanding underpinned by well planned activities to ensure excellent social skills and physical development. As a result, our children start Year 1 as confident and competent learners. 

Our curriculum incorporates the statutory requirements of the new National Curriculum and other exciting, stimulating experiences and opportunities which best meet the learning and developmental needs of the pupils in our school. 

Our core subjects of English and Maths are taught to achieve mastery: for all children to be competent and confident readers, writers and mathematicians with a grounding in number fluency and the ability to reason and problem solve. We use Ruth Miskin Phonics to teach our pupils phonics, reading and spelling in Reception and Year 1. This approach is recognised as an excellent starting point for children to develop their early skills and become fluent readers by Year 2. We then use a range of challenging text through well-planned guided and shared reading approaches to develop a rich understanding and use of vocabulary, comprehension of a wide range of text and a love of reading for pleasure.

Oracy is a key focus of our curriculum and enrichment programme. We want our children to feel confident that they are heard and can share their ideas and feelings. Through a variety of opportunities including performance, presentations, debate and role play, children speak and listen very well. Local context and community is threaded through our curriculum with outdoor learning, residential trips, visits and visitors enriching our pupils’ learning experiences and ensuring they remember them. Pupil enjoyment and engagement is a priority and they have decided that we are all, Ambitious, Brave and Caring.