At St Paul’s Church of England school we strive for children to be a ‘Primary Literate Pupil’

By the age of eleven we aim for a child to be able to:

· read and write with confidence, fluency and understanding, orchestrating a range of independent strategies to self-monitor and correct.

· have an interest in books and read for enjoyment

· have an interest in words, their meanings; developing a growing vocabulary in spoken and written forms.

· understand a range of text types and genres – be able to write in a variety of styles and forms appropriate to the situation.

· be developing the powers of imagination, inventiveness and critical awareness.

· have a suitable technical vocabulary to articulate their responses.

Phonics Implementation

At St.Paul’s Phonics is taught and delivered daily for 20 minutes approximately. This is in addition to English lessons and any other reading sessions.

We follow the Red Rose Planning Scheme. Children are grouped within the phase that they are working at. These groups change at least every half-term.

The Phonics leader completes observations and monitors data.

The teaching of reading/Phonics is split into phases:

  • Phase one is all about what you can hear. Segmenting and bending.
  • Phase two, children should be blending and segmenting. Introduce single letter sounds. s, a, t, p, i, n, m, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss.
  • Phase three continues with single sounds then two letter sounds. j, v, w, x, y, z, zz, qu, ch, sh, the, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, oo, ar, our, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er.
  • Phase four – all about the blends.
  • Phase five – the alternates, different spellings for sounds and split digraphs.
  • Phase 6 – Spelling patterns.

Useful documents and links:

Phonics Workshop June 2022