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Gretton Primary School

Keep up, not catch up

We are ambitious and tenacious with our expectations of the progress children make in their reading journey at Gretton Primary.

Our aim is that every child can keep up with their progress in Early Reading.

Minimum expectations for your children’s progress in Rowan class (reception)

December: know single-letter Set 1 Sounds and be able to blend orally 

February: reading Ditties 1–20*

April: reading Red Ditty Storybooks

May: reading Green Storybooks

July: Know set 1 & 2 letter sounds - reading Green/Purple Storybooks

To ensure no child is left behind, every afternoon children receive a 5 minute Speedsound session to help them become fluent and speedy reading the sounds they know.

Children who are identified to have any gaps, lack of fluency or insecurity in ability to read letter sounds during Phonics lesson will receive targeted 1:1 support to practice sounds and also opportunities to play Fred Talk games with an adult to develop their understanding.


Core Values

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    We are kind

  • Good Choices

    We make good choices

  • Best

    We try our best

  • Dream Big

    We dream big