Curriculum

These pages will provide you with information about the curriculum at Three Peaks.

At Three Peaks Primary Academy, teachers and support staff observe and assess individual pupils to understand what skills and knowledge they have, and how they learn best. This enables us to work more effectively with pupils to establish where they are in their learning, where they need to go, and the best way to get there. We use tracking systems to identify pupils who are making less than expected progress and who need extra support, as well as those who are working at higher levels and need additional challenge.

Our aim is to provide all pupils with a broad, relevant and engaging curriculum that will equip them with the key skills required to succeed in the next stage of their education and in their adult lives. Our curriculum focuses on skill development and allows room for creativity – both for the teachers and pupils. It is supported by the use of laptops, Chromebooks  and other technology and enhanced by a wide range of educational trips and visitors.

The Reception class curriculum is designed to develop children’s key skills in literacy and numeracy through well-taught and challenging practical activities. Planned structured play activities help them to develop their knowledge and understanding of the world about them. A combination of creative and physical activities stimulate their desire to learn.

At Three Peaks, we use ‘Read Write Inc’ as our main Phonics scheme, we use Oxford Reading Tree and xxxx  as our core reading schemes, supported by access to a wide range of engaging books. We also use core texts in all classes to support the teaching of reading and writing.

All pupils receive the same curriculum coverage. Where pupils have difficulty accessing the curriculum due to their special educational needs, teachers use a variety of additional resources such as concrete materials, visual prompts, models and scaffolding to help structure learning. Class teachers make use of peer mentoring and support whilst teaching assistants are used to ensure that less-able pupils are able to learn alongside their peers. The Academy’s Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator is Jane Shelton-Smith , who can be contacted on 01827 896424.

Support staff lead interventions for pupils who need additional support, including those with SEND. Staff receive training to enable them to deliver such interventions effectively and support pupils with specific needs. In addition, a wide range of resources (such as writing slopes, wobble cushions, wedges and pencil grips) are available to support pupils with physical difficulties.

Our School Curriculum 

Our aim at Three Peaks Academy is to capture children’s enthusiasm and generate excitement about learning.  We continually work hard to update and improve the creative curriculum we offer – developing a sound and rigorous grounding in basic skills, knowledge and understanding for all children through an exciting and stimulating approach.

Skills, Knowledge and Understanding

To ensure we teach a broad and balanced curriculum, we follow the National Curriculum Programmes of Study for English, Maths, Science, Physical Education, History, Geography. Music, Art and Design, Design Technology, Modern Foreign Languages and Computing.

The links below outlines the teaching of reading, writing and mathematics in Key Stages 1 and 2.

English 

Read Write Inc Coverage –


Reading

In Key Stage 1, we use Read Write Inc to support the teaching of reading.

In Key Stage 2 , the following links outline when key skills are taught.  These skills relate back to the National Curriculum Programmes of Study.




Writing

In Key Stage 1, we use Read Write Inc to support the teaching of writing.

In Key Stage 2 , the following links outline when key skills are taught.  These skills relate back to the National Curriculum Programmes of Study.




Mathematics

Computing

Physical Education

Topic Overviews
Key Stage 1


Key Stage 2