To ensure no child is left behind at any point in the progression, children are regularly assessed and supported to keep up through bespoke 1-1 interventions. These include GPC recognition and blending and segmenting interventions. The lowest attaining 20% of pupils are closely monitored to ensure these interventions have impact.
At Thurlbear Primary School, we promote a 'phonics first' approach and in both our guided reading sessions at school and in the books children take home, texts are very closely matched to a child's current phonics knowledge, so that every child can experience real success in their reading.
In these crucial early stages of reading, we primarily use books from Collins Big Cat and Ransom Reading Stars, to ensure complete fidelity to the phonic progression we follow.
Once children progress beyond de-codable texts, they move onto our book scheme of high-quality texts, so that they can continue to progress in their decoding, fluency and comprehension skills to become avid, expert readers.