Reception and Key Stage 1 follow Ruth Miskin’s Read Write Inc. programme for phonics, reading and writing. This system, published by Oxford University Press, teaches the children the sounds they need to blend and read words fluently.
Year 2 children who come off the programme then move onto Ruth Miskin’s Literacy and Language which will prepare them for the Key Stage 1 SATs examinations. Key Stage 2 use Destination Reader, a reading approach developed by the Hackney Learning Trust.
This approach teaches the children strategies to develop their comprehension skills. They also use Junior English for written comprehension skills. KS2 use Talk for Writing as an approach to teaching writing skills. Year 6 are involved in a writing project with the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE); the school will be rolling out this approach to use alongside Talk for Writing in the Spring Term.