Reading at Broadwas Primary School

At Broadwas, we know that learning to read is a fundamental skill for life.

Throughout the Early Years and Key Stage One children are immersed in an environment rich in print. To enable children to become confident readers, we use the Read Write Inc. resources to teach phonics in a systematic way. We read books from a variety of schemes integrated with a core Oxford Reading Tree Scheme. We are keen to get children reading real books as soon as they are reading confidently, with fluency and expression. This may happen in KS1 or KS2.

Overview of phonics taught in each year group

  Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2

Week 3 Read Write Inc. Set 1 sounds one a day for 31 days

Teach your Monster to Read: First Steps

Alphabet - sh, ch, th, ng, nk, ck

Assess Set 1 sounds

High Frequency Words (HFW) 

- 6 a week to learn, 3/4 sets before Christmas

Children start scheme books. 3 books a week

Assess set 1 sounds, 

Interventions if necessary. 

High frequency words continued. 

6 a week. 42 learnt. 

Assess HFW when all are taught. 

All children on scheme books. 


Set 2 sounds ay, ee, igh, ow, oo, oo, air, or, ar, oy, ou, ir and some Set 3 e, ai, oi, er, ur, oa, ow

Some 'tricky red words' turn green when we lean these

e.g. for, he, we, me, she etc

Teach your Monster to Read: Fun with Words

Assess HFW recognition.

Assess Set 1/2/3 sounds covered.

All on scheme books

Wk < half term - Reading assessments

 Year 1  content coming soon          
 Year 2            

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