Reading, Phonics and Spelling

Key stage 1

Read, Write, Inc phonic teaching continues in KS1 where children are introduced to more complex aspects of word building to support their development in reading.

Guided Reading happens in KS1 on a weekly basis, allowing children the opportunity to engage in reading activities. Discrete comprehension sessions are also taught, on a whole class basis, to develop a range of reading skills.

Towards the end of KS1, children will be introduced to a systematic spelling programme, where new spelling rules are learnt every week and practised on a daily basis in school. Spelling Log Books will be sent home with focus words and activities weekly.

      Key stage 2

Reading skills continue to be taught throughout KS2, where children engage in reading and comprehension activities through quality whole class texts. In addition, children participate in discreet weekly reading lessons, focusing on particular skills such as inference and understanding vocabulary.

Children are tested on their comprehension skills throughout school in order to ensure progress against curriculum objectives and preparation for the end of KS2 SATs tests.

The spelling scheme follows on throughout KS2, ensuring that children continue to learn spellings of age appropriate words in line with the curriculum.


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