Phonics and Early Reading
At Rose Street Primary school, we believe that all children should have an equal opportunity to become confident fluent readers and writers. In order to support this, we are in the process of transitioning to using the Little Wandle Letters and sounds revised programme, which will be implemented by the end of Term 4. This is a DfE validated SSP (systematic synthetic phonics scheme) with clear expectations that provide clear progression throughout EYFS to KS1. Alongside these we are using phonetically decodable books for the children to enhance their phonics skills at home as well as at school. These decodable books will also be used throughout reading sessions in order to enrich their comprehension and fluency skills.
Embedded in the programme are 6 weekly assessment tasks which will allow teachers to identify any children who need further support.
Phonics is taught every day in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 – however once fully transitioned into the new SSP, Year 2 will be moving onto a spelling programme.
All teachers are receiving training on the scheme in order to provide high quality phonics sessions, they also use physical and online resources in order to promote active engagement.