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At Haxby Road Primary Academy we strive to make our learning exciting and engaging by using the children’s interests, a range of digital and interactive resources and a focus upon developing a wide range of skills our pupils can use in the future.
Below is a long-term overview of our curriculum across the academy year groups.
At Haxby Road Primary Academy we are firm believers in reading for enjoyment and to become life-long learners. Learning to read begins with a systematic approach to the teaching of phonics, which continues through Early Years, Year 1 and Year 2.
In Early Years and Key Stage, 1 pupils have a daily 20-minute phonics session, which we teach using the ‘Letters & Sounds’ scheme. As children move through Year 2 and then throughout Key Stage 2 pupils learn different spelling patterns and rules according to the National Curriculum 2014 and to fill any gaps in learning.
Each September we hold parent workshops for Early Years, Year 1 and Year 2 parents are invited to learn about reading within their year group.
At Haxby Road Primary Academy reading practice takes many forms:
Our Literacy Curriculum is varied and interesting.
Speaking and listening is taught throughout the curriculum as a whole in many different ways, giving our pupils the opportunity to develop it in different contexts.
Our reading and phonics progression is outlined on this website. By the time our pupils leave us in Year 6 the aim is for them to be fluent readers who can understand and discuss many different texts. This helps them learn about the world around them and also experience the joy and fun of fiction works.
Writing involves the application of many skills: Reading, grammar, spelling, punctuation, sentence structure, composition an handwriting.
We use our VCOP acronym to support the development of the sentence structure and composition elements. Our pupils also use the prompt ‘ Think it, Say it, Write it, Check it’ as a process for planning and writing quality sentences.