At Three Peaks Primary Academy, reading is a top priority and is a key driver within our curiosity curriculum. Reading is vital skill for success in all areas of the curriculum and is an essential tool for gaining knowledge and understanding. It provides an insight into the wider world, cultures and history. We believe that all pupils should have the opportunity to be fluent, confident readers who are able to successfully comprehend and understand a wide range of fiction and non-fiction texts. We want pupils to develop a love of reading, a good knowledge of a range of authors and be able to understand more about the world in which we live in. Our intent is to ensure that by the end of their primary education, all pupils are able to read fluently and with confidence, in any subject.
To develop the appropriate subject specific knowledge, skills and understanding as set out in the National Curriculum we have undertaken a multifaceted approach to writing, whereby all subject areas include the opportunities for pupils to express their thoughts in a range of written styles. Careful links are made to ensure that writing is used as a meaningful communication tool across all subjects. Pupils are exposed to a range of exemplar texts, from across different genres and subject areas, to embed ambitious vocabulary choices and secure expectations of writing across the curriculum. This exposure to a variety of curricular areas encourages a range of writers and writing styles. Writing is a crucial skill that is embedded across all year groups; consolidation of fine motor skills and phonic strategies are implemented in the EYFS and KS1 and working towards securing confidence with independent pieces is the priority in KS2. We are intent on our pupils leaving Three Peaks Primary Academywith a certainty that they are able to communicate effectively in writing – and to enjoy being able to express themselves in this way.