The children in KS1 take part in a tailored phonics programme designed to meet the needs of the individual. Following the principles of the Read Write Inc programme, the children are streamed across five specific phonics groups within Reception, Year One and Year Two.
Each group provides a structured and systematic approach to teaching phonics and is designed to create fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers. Each group will be revising all letters of the alphabet and the sounds which they most commonly represent as well as constant digraphs and the sounds that they represent.
This is supplemented by the reading of specific banded books as well as in comprehension activities designed to increase the children’s reading and writing knowledge.