At Grange Primary school, we believe in ensuring that every child is a reader who engages confidently with text as they embark on a journey of lifelong learning. Literacy affects every aspect of our lives, and we aim to equip our children with the skills they need to access the wider world as they continue to grow and develop.
We are committed to providing great reading provision and developing pupils’ proficiency in, and love of, reading. We ensure that all children have the skills, knowledge and understanding to become confident and enthusiastic readers and writers. We believe that high-quality phonics teaching improves literacy levels and gives all children a solid base on which to build and develop their reading habits so that they read widely and often for reading and information.
Through daily, systematic and consistent high-quality phonics teaching, children learn to blend and segment words for reading and spelling. To allow our children to develop a strong phonic awareness and effective blending, decoding and comprehension skills, we have chosen to use a Department of Education (DfE) Validated synthetic phonics programme (SSP) called FFT Success for All Phonics from FFT.
The programme is designed for daily use from the beginning of Reception, enabling children to make a smooth transition from Reception to Key Stage 1. It supports our intentions to teach children to read and write independently so that they are able to access a broad and exciting curriculum and flourish as learners throughout their time at our school.
Co-operative learning techniques are embedded to ensure that children are fully engaged in active learning throughout their lessons. We aim for our children to learn that achievement is a result of effort. We want to build self-esteem, resilience, and an understanding of the opportunities available to them.
SFA Parent Portal Workshop KS1
Useful Phonics Links