• All children at Nansen Primary School will learn to read with accuracy and fluency, regardless of their background, needs or abilities.
  • All pupils will successfully pass the phonics screening check ensuring that all children have learnt phonic decoding to the expected standard.



  • Daily RWI in Reception and Year 1.
  • 1 to 1 tutoring targeting unique gaps in the lowest, slowest progress children (Years R to 4).
  • Coaching for all reading tutors, delivered daily, by the reading leader.
  • Masterclass coaching sessions, delivered weekly, by the reading leader.
  • Development days with RWI consultant – monthly/half termly.
  • Half termly assessments to assess children’s phonics and reading ability.
  • Year 1 PSC assessments (Nov, Feb, May)
  • Story time to embed pleasure for read and a love of books across the whole school.



  • All pupils including the weakest readers make sufficient progress to meet or exceed ARE. (See RWI expectations grid).
  • Improved quality of the teaching of Phonics and reading by all adults (evidence through coaching, LWs, observations, development days and assessments/data)
  • Increase in the % of children who achieve ‘expected’ in the Reading and Writing ELGs at the end of the Reception year.
  • Increase in the % of children who pass the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check.
  • Increase in the % of the Year 2 children who re-take the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check.
  • Increase in the % of children achieving ARE in Reading and Writing at the end of Key Stage 1.




At Nansen we use the Read Write Inc Phonics programme produced by Ruth Miskin and Oxford University Press for the teaching of our discrete phonics lessons.


Through this we are able to deliver a multi-sensory phonics, reading and writing programme of learning.

The key principles of this scheme are –

Pace, purpose, praise and passion.

Year group



RWI Phonics – Speed set 1 sounds


Speed set 1 sounds

Speed set 2 sounds

Year 1

Recap peed set 2 sounds

Teach set 3 speed sounds

Year 2

Recap speed set 3 sounds

Key Stage 2

RWI Phonics –

Speed set varies depending on individual child’s phonic ability


Phonics is taught daily in EYFS and Key Stage 1.  Children are grouped by ability so they learn rapidly at the right level.

To support the teaching of reading we use the RWI Phonics fully decodable books (fiction and non-fiction titles), which match clearly to each of the 3 speed set sound groups.



Phonics Curriculum Information

Year 1 Phonics Screening Test


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Web Links

Phonics Information for Parents