English - Reading
Home Reading at Early Years and Key Stage 1 Expectations: Before books are taken home, children take home Word Lists. Children should be proficient independent blenders before books are taken home. Each child reads with an adult in school at least once a week. Those children working within the Essential Letters and Sounds scheme have their reading books selected by their class teacher to match the sounds that they are currently working on or need to practice. This way the books become a focused tool to support progress.
Home Reading at Key Stage 2 Expectations:
Assessment: Individual phonics assessments are completed for all children working within Essential Letters and Sounds every half term. Teachers then use this information to support pupils in moving forwards. Continuous formative assessment is carried out during lessons and this is used to inform any same day intervention or catch up.
Intervention: Children who have been identified as ‘working below the required standard’ should have daily intervention until back on track. We continue to use Essential Letters and Sounds structures and processes for intervention.