The teaching of phonics is an integral part of the curriculum and we teach phonics right up to Y6 to ensure that no child is left behind.
We introduced Read, Write, Inc in April 2021 to restructure our phonics teaching and ensure consistency in teaching across the school. All teachers and teaching support are trained in delivering Read, Write Inc phonics.
Each child is assessed regularly and works in a group with other children who are working at the same phase. Children move groups once they have grasped and secured understanding.
At the end of Year 1 there is a statutory Phonics Screening Check each year for all year 1 pupils and those in Year 2 who did not pass the phonics Screening the previous year in Year 1. During this check , the pupils will have to read 40 real and pseudo (fake/nonsense) words through segmenting, blending and applying their phonics knowledge.
For those children who may still need some support in Phonics in year 3 then additional interventions may be carried out to continue to develop these skills. For new arrivals in years 3-6 and those with additional needs, phonics sessions are run by support staff to ensure no child is left behind.