The Academic Layer

This layer covers the breadth of the national curriculum. We focus on making sure pupils can read fluently, confidently and with enjoyment as quickly as possible. In the Early Years and key stage 1, pupils access daily phonics using Read Write Inc. Pupils access phonically decodable books so they can practise both at home and at school.

All pupils take part in a whole class daily reading lesson using a wide range of high-quality texts. The pupils practise fluency and improve their comprehension skills.
We want pupils to have a love of reading. This means they have access to many different books, have daily story sessions, visits from authors and access to a well-stocked library.

At Crookesbroom, there is a strong emphasis on ensuring that pupils master basic skills in reading, writing and maths to the highest standard. In order to embed these basic skills, we repeatedly utilise opportunities to further develop them across the curriculum. As a result, pupils achieve outcomes well above the national average by the end of the final key stage.

Our love of reading is also transferred into our curriculum. At Crookesbroom, our foundation subjects are delivered through a Reading Enhanced Curriculum (REC) where reading excites children to ask questions and learn new knowledge and skills.

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In addition to weekly REC sessions, PE, computing, MFL (in KS2) and PSHE are taught weekly. See below for how these are taught at Crookesbroom Primary Academy.

Modern Foreign LanguagesMusic
PSHE and RSHEPhonics
Physical EducationReligious Education
Early Years