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Y1 Phonics testing and reading at St George's

Phonics

 

At St. George's we follow the letter and sounds approach to the teaching and learning of phonics. We use the Twinkl Phonics Scheme to deliver our lessons to ensure that all sessions are of high quality and that the teaching of phonics is consistent across the school. 

The phonics test usually takes place nationally during a week in June. All children in Y1 will take the test as well as those in Y2 who, as yet, haven't passed the test.

Reading at St George's

 

EYFS and KS1

We follow the Dandelion Readers scheme for early reading. Dandelion Readers are linked to your child’s phonics phase; phase 2,3,4 or 5. This will need to be read more than once over the week. Repetition is an important tool which allows children to process and internalise sound and letter correspondences and to give them the opportunity to experience being a successful reader. Your child will bring home three books a week; a Dandelion Reader which will have been read with the teacher, an Independent Reading book which they have chosen themselves, from their phonics phase and a Shared Read which your child will select from the school library because they would like to share it with you! 

 

We would appreciate your positive approach to revisiting these books throughout your week and for finding time to share the Shared Read together

 

KS2

Reading

We follow the Dandelion Readers Scheme for early reading. Dandelion readers are linked to your child’s phonics phase; phase 2,3,4 or 5 as children progress they will move on to the Book Bands. This will need to be read more than once over the week. Repetition is an important tool which allows children to process and internalise sound and letter correspondences and to give them the opportunity to experience being a successful reader. Your child will bring home two or three books a week depending on their needs;  all children will bring an Independent Reading book which they have chosen themselves from their phonics phase or Book Band and a Shared Read which your child will select from the school library because they would like to share it with you! Some children in KS2 may also bring home a Dandelion Reader.

 

We would appreciate your positive approach to revisiting these books throughout your week and for finding time to share the Shared Read together

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