The Intent, Implementation and Impact of our Curriculum- Phonics
· To establish consistent practice, progression and continuity in the teaching and learning of phonics and spelling throughout the school.
· To differentiate phonics and spelling work according to the needs of pupils, so that all pupils are given sufficient challenge at a level at which they can experience success.
· To give children word work strategies that will enable them to become fluent readers and confident writers.
These aims will be delivered by:
· Quality daily phonics lessons that last between 20-30 minutes.
· Careful differentiation for all ability groups, addressing the needs of children with special educational needs and gifted children, based on ongoing formative assessment and teacher judgement. Usually children are in groups between 1-20 children.
· Well planned interactive lessons, delivered at a steady pace, that keep children engaged and focused.
· Opportunities to reinforce and apply acquired phonic knowledge and skills across the curriculum.
Door 1 – Core Knowledge and skill
We believe that an effective curriculum for Reading, Writing, Maths and Science is a door for all pupils to enter into a more fulfilling and hopeful life where they can flourish and aspire to reach their full potential having a positive impact on the flourishing of those around them. Phonics develops children’s reading and writing which allows children to lead more fulfilling and hopeful life.
As a school we have chosen the Letters and Sound scheme of work and other schemes based on Letters and Sounds. The scheme of work supports our teachers in delivering fun and engaging lessons which helps to raise standards and allow all pupils to reach their full potential and become fluent confident readers. We are confident that the scheme of work more than adequately meets the national vision for Phonics.
At the end of Year 2 children will be fluent readers. This way, children can focus on developing their fluency and comprehension as they move through the school. Attainment in phonics is measured by the Phonic Screening Test at the end of Year 1. However, we firmly believe that reading is the key to all learning and so the impact of reading goes beyond the results of the statutory assessments.
These websites are excellent for exploring Phonics: