Key Stage Curriculum

At Tudor we are committed to providing a unique curriculum filled with experiences that enthuse, engage and challenge our children. Our children are growing up in a rapidly changing world. Our curriculum aims to provide pupils with core skills which we feel are relevant for the world they are growing up in and the relevant future skills they will need to enable them to grow into successful adults.

English at Tudor Academy

At Tudor Academy, English sits at the heart of our curriculum. Through literacy, in all its forms, children learn to both make sense of the world and shape their place within it.

Across all subjects we place heavy emphasis on developing children’s vocabulary. This gives children the language they need to understand sophisticated texts to express themselves in a wide range of contexts.

Mathematics at Tudor Academy

At Tudor Academy we follow a Mathematics Mastery approach. This ensures our curriculum provides fluency in the fundamental skills of maths, opportunities in every lesson for children to apply their knowledge, challenge through depth and high expectations of subject specific language and vocabulary. Children receive daily maths lessons where they work collaboratively and cooperatively in order to succeed. Lessons provide children with the opportunity to learn in practical ways in order to deepen their understanding. All ideas are built on previous knowledge and pupils have the opportunity to develop relationships between units.

Science at Tudor Academy

Through our ambitious Science curriculum children’s knowledge and skills build over the course of  their time at Tudor Academy. Our curriculum embeds the working scientifically into each unit so that in addition to the core knowledge and vocabulary, children are developing skills of observation, investigation and fair testing, classification and data handling.

Learning takes place in context and across subjects. Through purposeful and meaningful carefully woven strands children build their substantive and disciplinary knowledge. As our curriculum increases in range, depth and complexity children are encouraged to recognise and ask questions and reflect on what they have learned, as well as the methods used. They are also encouraged to develop specific vocabulary.

History at Tudor Academy

Through our ambitious history curriculum children’s knowledge and skills build over the course of  their time at Tudor Academy. Our historical knowledge starts with the familiar and slowly builds outwards.  from London, to England, to Europe, South America and Africa. Rich opportunities are built in to allow the children to begin with the familiar and extend outwards.  Pupils come to understand their place in the world, the past and how changing accounts have shaped the identities of diverse people, groups and nations. Our curriculum challenges children to make sense of the similarities and differences in human experiences across time and place.

Learning takes place in context and across subjects. Through purposeful and meaningful carefully woven strands children build their substantive and disciplinary knowledge. As our curriculum increases in range, depth and complexity children are encouraged to recognise and ask questions, to critique sources and reflect on what they have learned, as well as the methods used. They are also encouraged to develop specific vocabulary.

 

Geography at Tudor Academy

Through our ambitious geography curriculum children’s knowledge and skills build over the course of  their time at Tudor Academy. Our geographical knowledge starts with the familiar and slowly builds outwards from London, to England, to Europe, South America and Africa. Rich opportunities are built in to allow the children to begin with the familiar and extend outwards.

Through carefully woven strands across subjects’ children gain an understating of how their local area fits into the wider world. We start with the familiar then through the development of their knowledge and skills across different subjects’ children develop a sense of place and approach new learning with a contextual understanding. This supports our children to build their own identity and a sense of place.  Children are encouraged to recognise and ask geographical questions, to critique sources and reflect on what they have learned, as well as the methods used. They are also encouraged to develop their geographical vocabulary.

Art, Design and Technology at Tudor Academy

Through our ambitious and carefully sequenced Art, Design and Technology curriculum children’s knowledge and skills build over the course of their time at Tudor Academy.

Children build up their knowledge through depth studies in drawing, painting, sculpture and digital art as well as designing and building objects for a purpose. Children also learn about focus artists in detail, they have the opportunity to explore their work, understand the medium used and gain understanding about the historical context within which they lived.

Children are encouraged to ask questions, develop their vocabulary and reflect on what they have learned.

Music at Tudor Academy

At Tudor Academy, children use the Charanga Scheme of work to build  their knowledge and skills. The children have weekly music lessons and have access to a range of instruments to support their learning journey. ​

Information Technology / Computing at Tudor Academy

Through our computing curriculum children’s knowledge and skills build over the course of  their time at Tudor Academy. The children have weekly computing lessons and have access to chrome books and I-pads to support their learning journey. At Tudor Academy we follow the Rising Stars Scheme of Work. Our lessons include regular teaching of how children can keep themselves safe online and help them to know what they can do if they come across something which is inappropriate or uncomfortable. This compliments the learning which takes places through the RHSE curriculum.

As our curriculum increases in range, depth and complexity children are encouraged to recognise and ask questions, understand how information technology is about the use of computers for functional purposes, they learn basic computer programming, develop their presenting skills and understand how computers and networks work. Children are also encouraged to develop and use specific vocabulary.

Religious Education at Tudor Academy

Through our ambitious and carefully sequenced Religious Education curriculum children’s knowledge and skills build over the course of their time at Tudor Academy. Children build up their knowledge through depth studies in each of the six religions – Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Islam. They also have the opportunity to explore additional concepts such as signs and symbols, special places and a deeper understanding of concepts such as pilgrimage. Children are encouraged to use their prior knowledge to engage in rich conversation and to begin to understand the religious and non-religious traditions that we have in Britain. This learning helps children to begin to make sense of our complex multi-religious society.

Children are encouraged to ask questions and reflect on what they have learned. They are also encouraged to visit key places associated with the religions studied and to develop their vocabulary.

Relationships, Health and Sex Education at Tudor Academy

Through our ambitious and carefully sequenced Relationships, Health and Sex Education at Tudor Academy curriculum children learn about themselves, their bodies, healthy diets and how we relate to others. Every child at Tudor Academy is taught the skills they need to be emotionally literate, self-aware and physically and mentally well. We use Zones of Regulation across the Academy to support all children understanding. At the core of this approach is giving children the emotional vocabulary, the time and space to listen and reflect on how they feel and a set of tools to help them move to a more positive set of feelings when sadness, frustration, anger, loneliness and grief are experienced. As well as weekly whole class lessons, we also offer additional group support or individual support.

Modern Foreign Languages at Tudor Academy

At Tudor Academy, children in KS2 learn to read, write and speak in French. They develop an understanding of the grammar and vocabulary which make up the language and learn to use the correct pronunciation. Children have the opportunity to use their learnt language fluently.  Each lesson builds on high-frequency grammatical structures learned in the previous lessons. Lessons are interactive and French is spoken as much as possible.

Children are encouraged to ask questions and reflect on what they have learned. They are also encouraged to develop their vocabulary and draw links with the English language.

Physical Education at Tudor Academy

Through our physical education curriculum children’s knowledge and skills build over the course of  their time at Tudor Academy. The children have weekly lessons. As well as this, children across the academy take part in the daily mile.

Children in Year 4 also complete an intensive swimming course. The course is designed to ensure that all children can swim.

As our curriculum increases in range, depth and complexity children are encouraged to recognise and ask questions, understand how their body changes and use specific subject vocabulary associated with the range of sports they take part in.

Accelerated reader / Everyone Reading In Class (ERIC) / Home Learning / Class story

Through all of the above the children get to apply their reading skills and read for pleasure. Our newly opened library and Accelerated Reader programme allow the children to explore a range of books.

Children will also have the opportunity to take part in gardening sessions, cooking lessons and taking care of our chickens.

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