At Tudor Grange Primary Academy Yew Tree, we offer a curriculum that is rich and engaging which builds the knowledge, understanding and skills of all children as they progress through the school. The curriculum incorporates the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum and includes other exciting experiences and opportunities, which meet the learning and developmental needs of the pupils in our school. We encourage our children to take an active approach to their learning and we structure our curriculum in a way which enables the children to make links and connections in their learning.

We place a high priority on teaching the fundamentals of reading, writing and maths every day to ensure that all pupils acquire the basic skills for learning and life.

The Foundation Stage Framework and Development Matters are the basis of our Early Years curriculum. In Reception, the children are given daily opportunities to read, write and apply their mathematical understanding. Well planned activities in provision also ensure the children develop physically and socially.

Our ambition is for ‘all to have a love of reading’ and we recognise the importance and benefit of developing our children to become enthusiastic and confident readers. We use Little Wandle Letters and Sounds to teach Phonics and Early Reading in EYFS and Key Stage One. In Key Stage Two, Guided Reading is taught as a whole class to ensure all children have the opportunity to access high quality texts and develop a rich understanding of vocabulary. Children are taught to infer, predict, explain, retrieve and summarise as part of their reading lessons.

Our Mathematics curriculum is based on the mastery approach and we use the White Rose Maths scheme for our teaching of this. Through a CPA (concrete, pictorial, abstract) approach to learning, all children are supported and challenged to be successful learners.

We enrich our pupils’ learning experiences through visits and visitors, which bring our learning to life. We also offer a range of extra-curricular activities after school, which are run by members of the teaching staff and external experts.