Phonics and Reading KS1
We follow the government's Letters and Sounds programme for teaching phonics. Letters and Sounds is taught daily.
In Year 1 children are screened using the National Phonics Screening Check. This assessment gathers information on the childrens ability to blend and segment decodable words to read, and their recognition of ‘tricky’ non decodable words.
At Offley, we use a wide range of texts from a variety of schemes. Children will choose their reading books from boxes of a particular colour.
PM Benchmarking assessments are used at Offley to help teachers understand what level their pupils are reading at. Benchmarking explicitly assess pupil’s instructional and independent reading levels using unseen, meaningful texts.