At Kippax North Primary School, our mission is to provide a transformative cradle-to-career education that allows our children to enjoy lives of choice and opportunity.
Children who read or are read to regularly have the opportunity to open the doors to so many different worlds!
More importantly, reading will give your child the tools to become an independent, lifelong learner.
We develop early readers by:
At Swillington Primary School, we use Read Write Inc Phonics (RWI) to give your child the best possible start with their English development.
Read Write Inc (RWI) is a complete phonics literacy programme which helps all children learn to read fluently and at speed so they can focus on developing their skills in comprehension, vocabulary and spelling. The programme is designed for children aged 4-7. However, at Kippax North Primary School, we begin the programme in Nursery and will continue teaching RWI to children beyond the age of 7, as we use a stage, not age, approach.
RWI was developed by Ruth Miskin, and more information on this can be found here.
We have been working closely with the Jerry Clay Academy, funded by the Department for Education to support schools in achieving excellence in teaching reading and early language development. We started our journey and staff training for Read Write Inc during the Summer Term of 2021. This was a vital process to ensure that our delivery today is the best it can be!
All pupils are able to choose the activity that they want to explore further.
On a Friday afternoon, we offer a range of enrichment activities:
Tuesday 6 September to Friday 21 October
Monday 20 Feb to Friday 31 March
Wednesday 4 January to Friday 10 February
Monday 31 October to Friday 16 December
Monday 17 April to Friday 26 May
Monday 19 December to Monday 2 January
Monday 24 October to Friday 28 October
Monday 13 February to Friday 17 February
Monday 3 April to Friday 14 April
Monday 29 May to Friday 2 June
Wednesday 26 July to Friday 1 September
Monday 5 June to Tuesday 25 July
Here are our curricular plans for each class. This year we are currently on cycle B.
Kippax North Primary School aims to enable all young people to become;
The below timetable applies to applications made to Leeds City Council. If you apply to another local authority, they may have different dates