KS1 and Early Years:
We use Letters & Sounds as the main resource and structure to teach phonics in EYFS & KS1. This is supplemented with some phoneme songs from Jolly Phonics and handwriting rhymes from Read, Write Inc. Based on regular assessments, children are taught in differentiated small groups, led by teachers and TAs. Literacy and English planning takes into account the phonic knowledge of the children. Year 1 & 2 children are also introduced to the relevant Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar (SPAG) requirements of the National Curriculum as part of their phonics and English work.
All classrooms have a variety of books for the children to access in school. Children also take books home to read from reading schemes and the library. There are a variety of books from different reading schemes, all of which are organised according to Book Bands. Children begin with phonically decodable books, matched to their phonic ability. Children working at a prereading level access books with no words, alongside a library book.