The South Kirkby Academy curriculum is designed and implemented to meet the requirements of our unique school community. A fundamental belief of all staff is that the curriculum should be delivered through high-quality, first-hand experiences of the real world so children understand that there is life outside of South Kirkby.
All staff aim to provide a broad and vibrant curriculum which provides opportunities for our children and equip them with the life skills to become successful, life-long learners.
At South Kirkby Academy, we broadly follow the National Curriculum; its design ensures that the breadth of knowledge is delivered in an engaging and memorable way, where children are encouraged to explore, discover and dream.
Quality first teaching ensures that our curriculum is implemented in a purposeful way, considering the individual needs of our children.
Through high quality provision, the knowledge, skills and vocabulary that the children need to be successful across all subjects is imparted by our skilled staff and children are challenged to be creative, resilient learners who show dedication to their learning.
Our South Kirkby Academy community will acquire a range of skills which they are able to use confidently, gather knowledge to use throughout their education and apply our school values to their everyday lives; children at our school will learn more, remember more and enjoy more while they develop morally, socially and emotionally, preparing them to explore the world beyond the gates of South Kirkby Academy.
Reading and Phonics Provision
At South Kirkby academy we believe passionately in the power of reading to unlock learning and a world of experiences for children.
For this reason we have invested heavily in training and resources for the Read, Write, Inc systemic phonics programme and deliver this daily as needed across KS2.
All children are assessed by the reading lead and those who still require daily phonics sessions have access to these alongside, and in addition to, the reading curriculum within wider class teaching. Some children also have access to intervention sessions 2 or 3 times per week. Where needed these sessions will follow the initial RWI programme or the Fresh Start programme; this is in response to individual needs as ascertained through initial assessments and the knowledge of class teachers.
All staff in school are currently accessing full training in RWI and the school is also supported by a designated, non class based reading lead, a reading lead from the MAT and regular development days with a RWI lead tutor.
Children accessing this follow the RWI reading scheme to ensure that the books they read are closely matched to their phonic awareness. There is no set reading scheme wider in school. We use books from a range of schemes as well as ‘free’ readers. All of these books have been graded using the PM benchmarking colour system to ensure that children read books which are matched to their reading ability. We are also beginning to implement the Accelerated Reader system to further increase reading for enjoyment and promote fluency.
Our subject leaders are currently reviewing their curriculum maps, long terms plans and documentation which outlines coverage and progression in all curriculum subjects at South Kirkby. These exciting updates will be added to this page soon.
Watch this space!