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Primary

Curriculum

We are committed to enabling every child to develop the basic skills in literacy and numeracy to the highest level of which they are capable.

Curriculum Intent

 The TMBSS curriculum can be represented by the model above.

Formal Curriculum refers to the age appropriate broad and balanced curriculum that TMBSS provides for all pupils, as part of the Universal Offer. This is the relevant Key Stage of the National Curriculum, influenced by accreditation requirements.

Developmental Curriculum refers to a developmentally sequenced, small steps curriculum which underpins the formal curriculum and tracks concepts back to the child’s individual level of cognition.

Personal Curriculum refers to all of the therapeutic and supportive elements required to promote independence and ensure that the chid is available for learning.

Balance across the 3 elements of the curriculum ensures that learners leave TMBSS WORLD READY.

What does our curriculum look like?

TMBSS aims to provide a broad and balanced curriculum which is highly responsive to the needs of the individual. Our key aim is to ensure that this is both high quality and effective for equipping the young person for the next stage of their education.

  • Students are taught in small mixed ability groups containing pupils of several year groups.
  • All students are expected to complete baseline assessments to determine attainment and establish gaps in learning. This information will be used alongside information from the previous setting (where available) to make the programme relevant and appropriately pitched.
  • Pupils’ programmes follow the most recent National Curriculum requirements and close links are maintained with mainstream schools, to support reintegration into mainstream education.
  • As part of the bespoke interventions we deliver, and have fidelity to, the 'Read, Write, Inc.' phonics programme across the primary phase. 

Shared Placement Offer 

(Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday)

MORNING SESSION

Curriculum Frequency

Bespoke Interventions

(including the teaching of maths and English)

Daily
ENGLISH At least 1 small group session weekly
MATHS At least 1 small group session weekly
SCIENCE  1 small group session weekly
ICT   1 small group session weekly
RE/PSE   1 small group session weekly
RSHE   1 small group session monthly
PE  1 small group session weekly
BREAK/SNACK  1 small group session weekly

‚ÄčAFTERNOON SESSION

Curriculum Frequency

Bespoke Interventions

(including the teaching of maths and English)

Daily
ENGLISH   1 small group session weekly
MATHS  1 small group session weekly
SCIENCE  1 small group session weekly
ICT   1 small group session weekly
RE/PSE   1 small group session weekly
RSHE   1 small group session monthly
PE  1 small group session weekly
BREAK/SNACK  1 small group session weekly

Six Day Provision Offer 

(Full time)

Curriculum Frequency

Bespoke Interventions

(including the teaching of maths and English)

Daily
ENGLISH 4 small group sessions weekly
MATHS 4 small group sessions weekly
SCIENCE  2 small group sessions weekly
ICT   1 small group session weekly
RE/PSE   1 small group session weekly
RSHE   1 small group session monthly
PE  1 small group session weekly

ART/DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY

(Including Food and Nutrition)

1 small group session weekly

HUMANITIES

(History and Geography)

1 small group session weekly
MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES 1 small group session weekly
BREAK/SNACK  1 small group session weekly

What we teach

In Primary there is a two-year cycle of planning for all subjects, this forms the Primary Curriculum Overview.  

All planning follows a formulaic sequence of learning however due to the nature of our students, and their placements, it is recognised that on occasion plans will need to be adapted at the time of teaching to meet the needs of the students. The pace, pitch and opportunity for students to engage is determined by the teacher. It will be clear what the focus of each lesson is and what the expectation is but how this is delivered may well vary as we allow for ‘in the moment’ learning. 

2 Year rolling programme of study

Both Primary Key Stages follow a 2 year rolling programme of study.  Please click the links below to see a PDF showing these in more detail.

Hopefully this page has all the information you need, if you require further information speak to the Assistant Head  for your centre who will be able to answer any queries.