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Curriculum Coverage

For an overview of the curriculum coverage within each year group, please look at the individual class pages.

Phonics in Reception & Key Stage 1

Children in Reception explore different sounds in the environment as well as listening and sharing rhymes in books and songs.

In Reception, Years 1 & 2, children participate in a daily phonics lesson and develop their knowledge for reading and writing. All staff take every opportunity to develop children’s knowledge according to their level of development.

At All Saints’ we follow the ‘Letters and Sounds’ programme for the systematic teaching of phonics. It sets out a detailed and systematic programme for teaching phonics, with the aim of children becoming fluent readers by the age of seven.

There are six overlapping phases. The table below is a summary based on the Letters and Sounds guidance for Practitioners and Teachers. For more detailed information, visit the Letters and Sounds website at: www.letters-and-sounds.com.

Phase
Phonic Knowledge and Skills
Phase One (Reception)
Activities are divided into seven aspects, including environmental sounds, instrumental sounds, body sounds, rhythm and rhyme, alliteration, voice sounds and finally oral blending and segmenting.
Phase Two (Reception)
Learning 19 letters of the alphabet and one sound for each. Blending sounds together to make words. Segmenting words into their separate sounds. Beginning to read simple captions.
Phase Three (Reception & Y1)
The remaining 7 letters of the alphabet, one sound for each. graphemes such as ch, oo, th representing the remaining phonemes not covered by single letters. Reading captions, sentences and questions. On completion of this phase, children will have learnt the "simple code", i.e. one grapheme for each phoneme in the English language.
Phase Four (Reception & Y1)
No new grapheme-phoneme correspondences are taught in this phase. Children learn to blend and segment longer words with adjacent consonants, e.g. swim, clap, jump.
Phase Five (Throughout Y1)
Now we move on to the "complex code". Children learn more graphemes for the phonemes which they already know, plus different ways of pronouncing the graphemes they already know.
Phase Six (Throughout Y1 & Y2 & beyond)
Working on spelling, including prefixes and suffixes, doubling and dropping letters etc.

Letter Join Handwriting Help

At All Saints' we use a cursive joined handwriting script. If you would like to work with your child at home on their handwriting, go to the Letter Join website: www.letterjoin.co.uk Contact the school office for login details. For a copy of the Letter Join home guide, click here.

Information Flyers

For copies of flyers given out at information meetings, click on the titles below.

Let's Get Reading
Helping With Reading
Top Tips for Sharing Reading
Maths Calculation Policy
Maths in Reception and Year One - Presentation
Maths in Year Two and Year Three - Presentation
Maths in Year Four, Year Five and Year Six - Presentation

For a copy of the Department for Education 'What Happens at School' leaflet, click here

Getting Into Homework - Key Stage 1, click here

Getting Into Homework - Key Stage 2, click here