Beckfoot Trust is an organisation that links a group of local Bradford schools together so that they can collectively improve the life chances for young people within their schools. Our aim is to create a group of truly remarkable schools each with a genuine comprehensive intake. They will be wonderful places for young people to learn and grow up in. We want to make a difference. We want to create something special.




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Children & Learning

Reading and Phonics in Early Years and Key Stage 1

9780198461500We want to ensure that every single child in our school gets the very best support in learning to read and write.

Teaching synthetic phonics, in a systematic way, drives up standards in reading and writing. And the new Year 1 Phonics Screening Check emphasises the importance of phonics in ensuring every child becomes a successful reader.

Read Write Inc. Phonics is a comprehensive literacy programme designed to get all young children reading and writing quickly. Importantly, phonics is not taught in isolation.

  • Initial and on-going assessment tracks every child’s progress
  • Children are grouped by ability so they learn rapidly at the right level
  • Partner work means every child participates in the whole lesson
  • The special ‘three reads’ approach ensures every child gains accuracy, fluency and a good understanding of the text

Phonics sessions take place daily from Reception to Year 3 and pre-phonics is taught in Nursery. These sessions are taught in addition to daily English lessons.