Primary Phonics Programme

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The Primary Phonics Programme created for our school partnership started in 2013, a year after the statutory phonics test for Year 1 was introduced, running across three partnership schools. Fast forward to 2019, where these three schools are now in the top 9% of schools for phonics in the country, and outreach support has spread to Wiltshire and Portsmouth as well as to other schools within the city.

What was the intent behind the programme?

When re-vamping and creating the programme in 2013, the intent was to…

Ensure a relentless drive and ambition to ensure all children are equipped ass strong, confident readers who enjoy reading for pleasure and have a lifelong love of reading. To effectively prepare children to read quickly, fluently and skilfully through application of phonics.

To effectively prepare children to read quickly, fluently and skilfully through application of phonics.

For all classes to be following similar structure for teaching and resourcing so that all have the same quality of session.

To focus on enhancing opportunities for teaching spelling and writing through phonics.

To ensure teachers and TAs are aware of the correct programme of study and pedagogy for their classes/groups, and know how to help their children make progress within this subject.

To make sure that phonics is differentiated by phase to support children at their individual points of learning.

To provide continuous phonics support into KS2 for children who need it, to help children keep up, and make accelerated progress in their reading & writing.

To ensure all have have suitable resources and equipment for teaching and learning within phonics at all phases, catering for VAK.

And of course, all phonics teaching to be at least good or outstanding.

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