Our aspiration for the youngest readers at St Peter’s:

We want our youngest children to have a strong start with reading. For this reason we use an excellent synthetic phonics programme called Read Write Inc.

Lessons are fun and engaging and begin right at the start of their academic journey with us, in Reception class.

The children are closely monitored to ensure they make good progress through the scheme and to build on their learning in school, their home reader books are fully decodable and are closely matched with their phonics level in school. 

Children complete a phonics screening check at the end of Year 1 to check that they are meeting (or exceeding!) national expectations. We have ALWAYS significantly exceeded the national average with our results in this test. 

Long term plan 2022-23