Phonics is usually taught from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2 in Primary School before students join us at Riverside Meadows Academy. Most of our students enter Riverside Meadows with a high enough reading standard that the teaching of Phonics is not usually necessary. Where students are idenfied as requiring extra support in the development of phonics then we follow the systemac, synthec phonics programme – Twinkl Phonics.
The aim of our programme will be to cover as much of the phonics progression from phase 1 to phase 6 through targeted intervenon lessons rather than whole year group teaching.
Once students reach phase six, they can then join Read Write Inc Fresh Start – Secondary.
The intent of following a formal structured scheme is to ensure progression through the different stages of phonics and to offer a clear well-resourced scheme for teachers to use.
Further information can be found in the below documents: