Reading & Phonics Curriculum

Throughout KS1, and for those who still require support in KS2, children follow the Ruth Miskin Phonics program (RWI). This is in addition to daily literacy lessons and reinforcement activities to support individuals.

This program teaches synthetic phonics (a teaching technique that focuses on the link between letters and sounds) and enables our pupils to become fluent readers. The children learn quickly to recognise common phonemes and to blend these to read words correctly.

Please look at the video below for more details:

All of the children also have access to a wide range of reading books and online access to ‘Purple Mash’.  All pupils will be encouraged to read at home and we ask parents/carers to support us in this.

Each classroom has a reading corner and pupils have further access to a wide selection and variety of books. The pupils are able to take these books home to support their learning and enjoyment of reading.

While your child is in Year 1, they will complete the Phonics screening check. For further information, click here.

If you require any further information regarding reading or how you can help your child, then please contact the class teacher.