At Goldthorn Park Primary School we teach children to read using synthetic phonics. To do this we follow an inclusive, daily, rigorous literacy programme called Read Write Inc. This is taught with the help of Fred the frog and the programme initially teaches children to learn to read the 44 common sounds in the English language. From this solid foundation of phonetic knowledge, children learn to sound-blend words to read. Children from the Foundation Stage to Year 6 are grouped according to their reading ability which means that teachers can focus on exactly what the children need, challenging and supporting where necessary and ensuring that they become successful and confident readers. When children are fluent readers they start Literacy and Language and are provided with further challenge. 

Literacy and Language

In Key Stage 2, your child will be expected to spell the following words. They will become familiar with them over the course of their time in Years 3 to 6 and may bring them home to rehearse and learn at home.

Spellings Year 1-6

Complex Speed Sounds Chart

Year 1 and 2 Common Exception Words