Phonics and Reading
This year in Year 1, we have introduced “Daily Supported Reading”. The children are grouped by their reading ability into no more than six children per group and work with an adult for half an hour every day (apart from Tuesdays) on their literacy skills. As you can imagine, timetabling twelve adults to be with Year 1 each day at 10.45am can be tricky, with trips and other things happening across the school, but we have been totally committed to making it work. As a result, the children’s progress has been very rapid and their reading and writing have both benefited from this new system.