At Upton Infant School, children are taught literacy appropriate to their ability.
The children are taught reading in ability groups of 5-7 children within their own class. The children also practice handwriting independently in these groups.
In Key Stage One, the children are split four ways into ability groups from the beginning of the school year, which means appropriate support is provided where needed, and children who are ready to be stretched are taught at an accelerated pace. The children are also taught handwriting in these groups.
Phonics is taught whole class in Reception up until Christmas. The children will then be assessed and put into ability groups, mixing with Year One children. This will then create 7 ability groups across the two year groups.
In Year Two, writing is taught within your child's own class. They are organised into ability groups within the class so their learning is appropriate and challenging for them.
As with Phonics, in Reception and Year One, children are split into ability groups (Reception from after Christmas and Year One from the beginning of the school year), so that appropriate support is provided where needed and that children who are ready to be stretched are taught at an accelerated pace.
Throughout Reception (from after Christmas) and in Year One, children will follow the Read Write Inc Literacy scheme. This covers writing and phonics. In Year Two, some children will continue to follow this scheme and others will begin to follow a more topic based approach to Literacy.