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KS1 Phonics and Reading

Phonics

Foundation Stage and Key Stage One use the Sounds Write phonic programme.

Sounds-Write’s instructional method works effectively because it:

  • can be easily implemented in the classroom with the minimum of expense, planning and preparation
  • provides clearly structured, easy-to-follow lesson plans
  • is developmentally appropriate for beginning readers in YR, Y1 and Y2
  • offers fast and highly effective intervention for children at all levels who have fallen behind in their reading and spelling
  • is a real phonic programme that teaches in simple steps how the sounds of the language are represented by the writing system
  • places emphasis on giving practice that is grounded in physical, concrete experience of the ideas and conceptual understanding the pupils need to assimilate
  • teaches the three essential skills of segmenting, blending and phoneme manipulation necessary for reading and spelling throughout the programme on a daily basis until all pupils achieve the automaticity that underlies the fluency of every successful reader.

Details about the Sounds Write scheme, along with DfE Reports and testimonials can be found by clicking on the following link:

https://www.sounds-write.co.uk/page-71-why-sounds-write-.aspx

Catch-Up phonics programmes in Key Stage Two are based on the principles of Letters and Sounds, with adaptations to ensure the scheme is bespoke to the needs of the pupils.

Reading Schemes

In order to ensure that children have a variety of texts available for both their reading level and areas of interest, we invest heavily in books for the school.  We use texts from a range of reading schemes rather than follow a particular scheme as we believe this is the best way to ensure the texts we offer meet the needs of all pupils.  Schemes we currently have in school include (not exclusively):

  • Oxford Reading Tree
  • Songbirds Phonics
  • Collins Big Cat
  • Rigby Star
  • Tree Tops
  • Project X

We also have a range of digital reading resources and interventions in school including Reading Plus, Lexis and Nessy.

  • Eco Schools
  • ACTIVEMARK 2008

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