Redscope Primary School, Rotherham
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Phonics and Reading Schemes in KS1

In Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 we use the DfE publication ‘Letters and Sounds’, to supplement and structure our phonics teaching and assessment. At the end of Year 1 pupils take the Statutory Phonics test which consists of reading real and alien words to assess their decoding skills. In Year 2 children start to look at spelling rules and patterns detailed in the National Curriculum. These are sent home as spelling lists for children to learn weekly. Their knowledge and understanding of these rules is tested in the statutory End of Key Stage 1 spelling test. Reading is a major focus at Redscope Primary School. Children are organised into small groups and take part in at least 2 pupil guided reading sessions per week. Books are carefully levelled using the PM benchmark scheme to ensure children have the opportunity to make small steps of progress and feel successful moving through the levels.

Reading Scheme books include:

PM Library


Collins Big Cat

Kingfisher Readers

Engage Literacy

Oxford University Press including Oxford Reading Tree and Project X

Discovery World

Rigby Star

Let’s read - Macmillan

Curriculum Subjects