Curriculum Intent Reading – St Anne’s C of E (A) Primary School
At St. Anne’s Church of England Primary school, we are determined that every child will learn to read and develop a lifelong love of books regardless of their background, needs or abilities.
High quality phonics teaching takes priority in FS2 and KS1 and is taught systematically every day following the guidance from the Letters and Sounds document. Phonics teaching is supplemented by alternative materials to ensure lessons are engaging, multisensory and enjoyable.
Teachers and practitioners have clear expectations of pupils’ phonics progress term by term. Pupils falling below this benchmark are identified early and interventions are put in place.
In FS2 and Key Stage 1, reading books are organised into book bands and children read books matched to their reading ability. Books are sub-divided into books that are mostly phonetically decodable and into genres ensuring children are applying their phonic knowledge and reading a breadth of books i.e. fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Teachers and practitioners have clear expectations of where pupils should be year by year and interventions are put in place to support pupils who are at risk of not meeting these benchmarks.
Automatic, fluent readers who have excellent comprehension and engagement is our ultimate goal by the end of KS1.
Phonics Screening Check - Workshop for Parents April 2022
Parents and carers of pupils in Year 1 and identified children in Y2 were invited to attend a Phonic Screening Workshop. The aim of this workshop was to give parents information about the national Phonics Screening Check, which will take place across the country on W/C 6th June 2022, and to offer advice on how parents can best support their children at home. We offered to times 2.45pm to coordinate with school pick up and 5pm to make it more accessible for working parents.
We aimed to make the workshop purposeful and informative as well as being welcoming and informal. We were delighted with how the workshop was received by our parents judging by our parental feedback forms.
"Really useful session. Clear explanations, lots of detail. I feel I have a much better understanding of the whole process now. Thank you for your time. :)"
"Brilliant. Made me feel at ease."
"Really well presented, easy to follow and helpful for parents to be able to understand the learning process."
Phonics Workshop - Autumn Term 2021
Every year we hold a phonic workshop for parents, carers and volunteers in school to attend. The intention of the workshop is to inform the adults supporting children in early reading and writing to understand the teaching of phonics. This is the principle way early reading and writing is taught. We understand phonics may seem mystifying and aim to help you understand it in order that you feel better equipped to help and support your child. If you are unable to attend the workshop or feel you would like more information please do not hesitate to contact someone in school. We are happy to help.
Thank you to all the parents who attended the workshop and for your positive feedback. We are pleased you found it useful.
The PowerPoint we used during our presentation is below, for your information.
Mrs Tyrrell and Miss Robinson