Yellow Room – Year 1 / 2

Reading and Phonics

Throughout the school we have a comprehensive school system to teach reading and phonics.

Home reading books are colour book banded and are linked to the sounds that the children learn during their phonics sessions. Phonics is taught daily throughout Reception and Key Stage 1 using the Letters and Sounds Framework. This framework supports children with reading, writing and spelling by segmenting and blending sounds. Children take home their own phonics book which allows them to practise the sound that they have learnt each day.

Please take a look at this clip to find out more about how to pronounce each letter sound – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ksblMiliA8

We also use http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk and http://www.educationcity.com during our Phonics sessions.

We hear the children read either individually or during guided reading sessions and also work on comprehension questions during reading sessions. We also promote a pleasure for reading by sharing a daily story and providing opportunities for children to read picture books independently.

Our Curriculum

Our curriculum is taught through exciting and engaging topics. The school follows the National Curriculum, but ensures that learning experiences are guided by the interests of the children by ensuring that key skills from the National curriculum are covered.

Our current topic is called “Incredible Journeys!” is focusing on Space.

Previous topics include:

  • London Now and Then (The Great Fire of London)
  • Toys!
  • Animal Planet!