Primary Phonics
Year Group Overview
Nursery Use of systematic teaching of phonics via Read, Write, Inc. programme. Programme is supplemented with ‘Salley’ programme and the use of ‘Jolly Phonics’ songs. Letter recognition, sounds and formation are taught in the order of the ‘Salley’ programme. Teaching is differentiated, through use of ‘Salley’ programme for the younger children, focusing on initial  and final sounds. The older children combine letter formation, with learning initial sounds by the way of saying the ‘Ditty’.
FS2 Build upon the teaching of FS1. Systematic phonics are taught daily in differentiated groups. Initial sounds, then final sounds and letters are taught. The children then progress to using these sounds to build up CVC words.  Once secure the children are taught initial and final digraphs. Teaching is supported with, Read, Write Inc. and Jolly Phonics programmes.
Y1 Both classes use Read, Write, Inc. Phonics programme. Groups are assessed every four weeks, to monitor progress and provide differentiation. Read, Write, Inc. books are used to supplement whole-class teaching and form the basis for comprehension skills. In addition the ‘Get writing’ books are used to develop these skills further. Children are encouraged to look for the taught phonemes within words. This is then extended to simple sentence formation.Children will undertake the Phonics Screening test in the Summer term
Y2 The teaching of systematic phonics is time-tabled daily and implemented via the Read, Write, Inc. programme. Differentiation is achieved through assessment and the children are streamed into four groups. Regular assessment is embedded.
Y3 The teaching of systematic phonics is time-tabled daily and implemented via the Read, Write, Inc programme. Differentiation is achieved through assessment and the children are streamed into six groups. Regular assessment is embedded and progress reviewed.
Y4 – Y6 Children are assessed using the ‘|Read, Write, Inc. assessment guidelines. The results are to be reviewed, children grouped according to abilty/need, then intervention groups to start in the spring term.
Primary Curriculum Letters