Our Curriculum

At Tinsley Meadows Primary Academy we follow the National Primary Curriculum 2016.

The content of the curriculum can be seen in the link below:

Curriculum Grid 2016 – 2017

For more information on our curriculum content in specific subjects please clink on the tabs below. You can find out more by liaising with your child’s teacher or by contacting the school on 0114 2441842




We are passionate about reading at Tinsley and our children develop their skills from a very early age.


Our children learn phonic skills to support their reading development.


We follow the ‘Letters and Sounds’ phonics scheme to support children in nursery right up to Year 2. This scheme aims to build children’s speaking and listening skills in their own right as well as to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills. It sets out a detailed and systematic programme for teaching phonic skills for children with the aim of them becoming fluent readers by age seven.


From Year 2 we also use ‘Support for Spelling’.

Support for Spelling contains a range of materials and resources including:

  • knowledge of the history of spelling and the English language
  • a range of suggested strategies, approaches, and activities to help improve and practise spelling
  • a collection of spelling learning objectives and teaching focuses
  • programmes for Years 2 to 6 which draw on the learning objectives and teaching focuses
  • a guide for parents.


Reading development is a core focus in everything we do and we have purchased online schemes such as ‘Bug Club’ and ‘Phonics Bug’ which help to encourage children to read in and out of school by competing to win book prizes.


We also have a number of volunteers who regularly come in to school to listen to children read. Every year we celebrate World Book Day whereby a famous author visits school to share a book with the children. As part of this, children also come dressed as their favourite book character.


For more information please click on our Reading and Phonics policies below


Reading policy TBR Sept 2016

Spelling and phonics policy Sept 2015








At Tinsley we LOVE Maths! We all understand the importance of developing strong maths skills and how this can help us both now and in the future.

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LITERACY (writing, spelling, grammar)

More information will follow however please see our writing policy below:


Writing policy Sept 2015


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We have several Music Leaders from Sheffield Music Hub working with us in school:

Rebecca Marshall (Brass)
Originally from Cornwall, Rebecca is a Cornet player with an extensive knowledge and experience of Brass Bands.  She has been a member of the famous Black Dyke Band.  Rebecca loves giving children the opportunity to access and enjoy music.
Rachel Ward (Woodwind)
Rachel started having flute lessons aged 9, having been attempting to play ever since she was two! She grew-up in Sheffield and was a member of the central ensembles for 7 years. She studied Music at Hull University, graduating in 2013 with a 2:1 degree with a first in performance.
Liam Power (Drums)
Liam has worked at the Sheffield Music Hub since 2009 and has 11 years of drums and percussion teaching experience. He is a well established  performer in rock, pop, jazz and funk settings. Liam is also an ensemble coordinator for the Hub, as well as small-group and whole-class percussion tuition.
Laura Lister (Voice)
After a year in the Hub, Laura has piloted a successful new Language Development project in Sheffield Schools. Her natural way with Primary teaching is progressing well. Not wanting her own vocal training be forgotten, Laura has cofounded ‘His and Hers Voices’, to bring their voices to events around Yorkshire.

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