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National Curriculum 2020-2021

Curriculum Statement - Intent

At Tudor Church of England Primary School, we have designed a curriculum to cater for the range of experiences that our children bring to our school. We ensure that our children are all able to access the curriculum that we offer, providing support through an appropriate curriculum, or offerring challenge when it is required.

When designing our curriculum we used our Tudor Learning Characters as key elements to drive the experiences and learning opportunities that we offer. We have spent time exploring each element as a whole staff, and then again with children from across the school.

We recognise the need to provide an aspirational curriculum that gives children an insight into the wider world, enriching their life experiences, and therefore each child's opportunity to maximise their potential.

Our Tudor Learning Characters are as follows.

Try Hard - we aim to instill focus and persistence in our children, enabling children to concentrate and be determined to achieve.

Understanding - we teach our children to have empathy and to be collaborative during their lessons

Discover - our lessons plan to enable children to be curious, to ask questions about their world, and to be original in their thinking

Openness - here, we model and teach the skill of good judgement, the ability to make sensible choices and the need to think flexibly.

Reach Out - we teach the skills of initative, to have a drive to achieve and get things done and to instil the concept that each child can challenge themselves to do their very best.


These main drivers, together with our desire for all our children to learn in Fullness of Life, sit alongside the National Curriculum and Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum to form our Tudor Curriculum. We use the Chris Quigley Essentials Curriculum to help us structure the National Curriculum clearly, enabling pathways of progression through each phase in school. We expect children in their first year of a milestone to have a basic understanding of those concepts. In year two of that milestone, we expect to see some advancing or deep knowledge from our children. This way we can measure the progress that our children make against what we expect to see. A secure, Advancing understanding of the milestones is expected in year groups two, four, and six.

We create a curriculum map for each phase in our school, where teachers work to enable coherent sequences of lessons, and therefore the subsequent learning to take place. Within this map, teachers are expected to take into account the specific needs and learning experiences for the particular cohort. These needs and opportunities are planned for in an enrichment map.



Enhancement and Enrichment Opportunities.

As we progress through the year, we look for children who excel in particular areas of the curriculum. To enhance and challenge this learning further, we offer an Art Enrichment session on a Friday, and other additional learning opportunities in PE, music, drama and Computing. Some of these draw upon facilities at our local feeder high schools. 

Long Term Plans

This document shows when we will teach each of our topics throughout the year. We have tried to link to the seasons or to our local community, in order to give our Tudor children as much opportunity for 'real life' learning as possible. 

Curriculum Overview Documents

These are the overviews for the curriculum for our Two Year rolling programme.


These are the topics for each Phase, studied in the academic year 2018-2019. Each document provides a broad outline of the theme for learning. Each teacher then plans for their individual class based around this theme. Here you can see what the children in each class will be learning per term. We are always happy to talk these plans through with parents - just ask your child's teacher. This is a good way to be able to support learning at home. Phases produce guidance at the start of each term to let Parents know of the new topics.

Key Stage 1 Topic Plans 2019-2020

Science at Tudor 2019-2020

Below are the science Long Term plans that have been set for each Key Stage. We run off of  two cycles for science and this year we are on cycle B. The science that we teach covers the National Curriculum requirements, but also links, where relevant, to our Quigley topics. We encourage the children to make links between the subjects that they learn at school and to use their skills as widely as possible throughout the curriculum.

Each of these documents shows what we will teach in each topic. This is the minimum that we will cover. It may be that the children want to discover additional things to enhance their own learning - we find this exciting and encourage it!

Science at Tudor

 Below are our plans for science in 2017-2018. The science that we teach covers the National Curriculum requirements, but also links, where relevant, to our Quigley topics. We encourage the children to make links between the subjects that they learn at school and to use their skills as widely as possible throughout the curriculum.


Music at Tudor

We teach music throughout Tudor in line with the National Curriculum expectations. Our children enjoy singing a range of songs in collective worship every day, and we all learn new songs in our weekly singing assembly. 

We use the Suffolk County music scheme to deliver our teaching of music. We link this to our topic themes when it is possible to do so.

In lower key stage two we are delighted to be able to teach the whole of year four how to play the flute. This is taught by a music specialist. We also have our own music teacher at Tudor, Ms Dixey, who runs our school choir. We also offer flute, guitar and singing lessons to children as an addition to the curriculum. These children, together with the music taught in lessons is performed as a musical showcase at the end of each year.


Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum

We are Early Adopters of the new Early Years Curriculum. We are also taking part in the Baseline Assessment  for Reception age children in 2020.

Here is a link to the new EYFS framework for 2020:


Our Ethos

We believe in lots of opportunities for children to be active in their learning. We also plan for discreet sessions for phonics and maths teaching every day, in addition to skills led sessions, such as learning to use scissors, put on coats or mixing up paint independently. 

We follow the statutory Early Years curriculum to deliver our learning.

Out and About !

We use local and seasonal opportunities as much as we possibly can to enhance the learning for our Early Years children. We visit our local church, St Gregorys, in Sudbury, we go for walks to notice seasonal changes, we feed the ducks on the Sudbury Meadows, in addition to trips out further afield. We make Christmas wreaths on a farm, having gathered greenery to do so first on a woodland walk, visit Hollw trees farm to see their animals, and also go to the seaside with our families in the summer.

The EYFS Curriculum

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