At Kinson Academy we believe that reading underpins the entire curriculum and therefore put it at the forefront of pupil’s learning. From the moment pupils join Kinson Academy, we encourage them to build progressively on reading skills whilst engaging them in high quality, enjoyable texts. This not only develops their skills as a reader but fosters a love of reading, something we hope they build upon and keep for life. By embedding reading into our Curriculum, carefully choosing a range of texts from a wide variety of authors and genres, we ensure pupils are exposed to reading opportunities consistently, giving them the opportunity to embed and extend their understanding in a range of contexts. We are determined that every pupil will learn to read, regardless of their background, needs or abilities. We strive to make sure even the weakest readers, make sufficient progress to meet or exceed age-related expectationsReading is taught daily as a discrete subject and embedded throughout the curriculum showing the high priority it has at Kinson Academy. 

Have a look at our Reading Strategy to see how we achieve this.

KA Reading strategy

Skills Progression

Areas of Learning Skills Progression in Reading Narrative Texts Non-fiction Texts