Boddington C of E Primary Academy

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English - Phonics

The school follows the Read, Write Inc phonic programme by Ruth Miskin, using a wide range of physical and online resources to support this. Every child has access to a phonics session every day with intervention opportunities for those who find this area of learning more difficult.  We use the phonics session to also develop children’s expertise in handwriting. Moving on to the Kinnetic letters programme towards the end of the year. 


With the systematic teaching of phonics in place, we aim for all of our children to become phonically confident readers by the end of key stage 1 and to leave key stage two with developed fluency and good comprehension. We carry out regular formative reading assessments and termly assessments are collated to assess progress over time. This ensures children are quickly identified, if extra support is needed. All children in Year one do the statutory phonics test. Those in year 2 and 6 partake in the reading SATs. These results are then measured against national averages.

Our biggest hope in terms of impact however, goes far beyond assessment results. We firmly believe that our phonics and reading curriculum develops the love of reading in all children. It gives them the opportunity to become immersed in another world and experience the magic of story-telling. We hope the impact of our reading curriculum is evident to all from the moment you walk in the door and speak to our children.


Each year, we update parents in KS1 and EYFS about  how we teach phonics at Boddington. Please see a range of support documents that are provided to families.

Reading at Home with phonics - Booklet 1

Reading at Home with phonics -  Booklet 2

Boddington Phonics Presentation for Families

Handy Information for Parents and Carers