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The Read to Succeed Curriculum

Curriculum aim

Reading is vital to having a fulfilled life, whether it be reading to understand the instructions for a product or reading for pleasure, successful reading allows a better quality of life. This is why reading is one of our key focuses within the school, and importantly the development of students reading fluency and their enjoyment from reading.  Research suggests that reading for pleasure makes the biggest impact to students’ progress and attainment with reading. By reading frequently this enhances their reading ability and with that their attitudes and confidence around reading.  The aim is to develop students reading looking at clarity, pacing and expression. These areas will help develop their reading ability and verbal communication skills.

Details about curriculum structure

As a result of reading’s importance, our students have a timetabled lesson twice a week for 30 minutes. The model of progression for these lessons moves from initially being modelled high quality reading by teaching staff to frequently independently reading aloud within these lessons. Within these lesson students will read a variety of books with the rest of their class, these texts will be based on the ability of the group. These books range from classics, modern day fiction to non-fiction. The purpose of having a broad range is to allow students to experience perspectives and ideas they would not usually choose for themselves, which in turn increases their understanding of the world.

Key Stage 3

Year 7

Students will read books based on key themes across the year. Before they begin reading the books the student will receive mini lessons introducing the theme and broadening their understanding of the world around them.

Year 8

Students will read books based on key themes across the year. Before they begin reading the books the student will receive mini lessons introducing the theme and broadening their understanding of the world around them. These include:

Enrichment and extracurricular opportunities in the subject

At KS3, there is currently a book club and a library club which encourage reading beyond their lessons. We also have opportunities for author visits including visits by Phil Earle and Marcus Sedgwick. Finally students are encouraged to read more by participating in our Book Challenge across the year.

Contact details to find out more about our curriculum

Literacy Lead: Miss R French frenchr@tmhs.rklt.co.uk