Catch up quickly
At St Tudy, due to our small classes, it is noticed very quickly when a child is falling behind with their reading. Interventions are put into place quickly by the class teacher to enable the child to catch up in the areas that they are struggling with.
Within the National curriculum it states that 'if children by the end of year 1 are still struggling to decode and spell they need to be taught to do this urgently through rigorous systematic phonics programme so they catch up rapidly'.
We analyse data and ensure that we target children who do not achieve their year 1 phonics screening check, we hear them read daily without exception.
We have differentiated groups, these are fluid and move according to the needs. We know our children very well and meet their needs accordingly
Children are supported to 'catch up' by working in very small groups, working with the class teacher and through constantly checking their understanding before amending provision.