Goldsmith Primary Academy, Goldsmith Road, Harden, Walsall, WS3 1DL
Part of Windsor Academy Trust
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reading and phonics at goldsmith primary academy

Reading and Phonics

Phonics

We teach phonics systematically using the Read Write Inc Programme. Our expectations for children at the end of each year are outlined in the table below.

Year  Expectations
Nursery
  • To be confident in set 1 sounds (m-k).
  • To begin to segment and blend words and read some cvc words.
  • To read set 1 red words.
Reception
  • To be confident in set 1 and set 2 sounds.
  • To confidently segment and blend words and read cvc and cvcc words.
  • To read all of set 1 and 2 red words.
  • To spell set 1 red words.
Year 1
  • To be confident in set 1, set 2 and set 3 sounds.
  • To read all of set 3 words.
  • To write set 2 words.
  • To spell set 1 and 2 tricky words.
  • To confidently read the first 100 high frequency words and write them accurately.
Year 2
  • To write set 3 words.
  • To read and write the next 200 common words.
  • Focus on spelling rules.