For phonics we will continue to use the Read, Write, Inc scheme. This will benefit the children as they will be used to the routine from Reception. RWI is split into 3 sets and during this first half term we will quickly recap Set 1 before focusing on Set 2. Children will have homework related to the sounds they have learnt that week to consolidate their learning at home. Reading books will also match their current phonic level and this will be continually assessed when we listen to the children read in class.
Children will have a phonics lesson every day with a focus on a sound each day. Children will have a carpet input on the sound as well as recapping any other sounds they have already done in Year 1. We will look at some words with the sound in and look at how we spell the sound. We will then move to our tables and practise writing some words with that sound in as well some tricky words that we have picked for the day. 2 out of the 4 groups will then work with an adult centred around a RWI reading book. Over the course of a week children will read and answer questions about the book, practise remembering and writing 2 sentences, edit a sentence to find the mistakes and answer some composition questions. The other 2 groups will have access to the provision in the classroom. The groups will then swap over the next day and this pattern will continue throughout the half term.