Pupils will participate based on their KS2 data for Reading and Writing and follow elements of the accelerated reader programme (Renaissance UK) in order to raise their confidence and reading ability, ultimately supporting them to raise their overall attainment.
We will build on pupils’ prior learning of phonics at primary school over a series of modules which get progressively more challenging. The programme develops students’ decoding, comprehension, vocabulary acquisition, and writing skills to support their progress, not just in English, but across the curriculum.
We believe that developing pupils’ ability to read and write and, crucially, pupils’ own confidence in their communication skills are key to ensuring students make rapid progress, as are able to access the curriculum at secondary level, and are able to live happy and successful lives beyond their schooling.
Our programme is highly structured, purposefully providing students with the opportunity to overlearn the sounds (of which there are 44 in the English language) and the spelling patterns associated with each sound. Students get plenty of practice at reading and understanding what they have read, leading to the more complex analysis skills central to the English curriculum.