Phonics and Reading

Phonics

We teach pupils to read Read Write Inc. Phonics. Pupils will be part of the phonics programme until they are confident readers; reading around 140 words per minute and have a reading age of seven.

Read Write Inc. Phonics is for four to seven-year-old children learning to read and write, and for seven and eight-year-olds who need to catch up.

It is a complete literacy programme taught for 40 minutes a day in Reception and an hour a day in Year 1 and above. It is proven to develop:

• fluent, enthusiastic readers

• deep comprehension of texts

• confident speakers

• keen writers.

Young readers develop at different rates and the ability of readers in a class can vary therefore we set our pupils by ability for these sessions only. Regular assessment allows us to track our pupil’s attainment and therefore our phonics groups are regularly reviewed and changed.

We aim to ensure 100% of pupils pass the year one phonics screening check