The Reading Curriculum

Intent, Implementation and Impact Document


Phonics at Hatch Ride

At Hatch Ride Primary School, phonics is taught through the validated systematic synthetic phonics programme ‘Twinkl Phonics’.  The Twinkl Phonics Programme offers a coherently planned sequence of lessons that supports the effective teaching of phonics within EYFS, KS1 and, where appropriate, KS2.  The dynamic and engaging materials delivered ensure a clearly defined structure to the teaching of phonics. The direct teacher-led lessons enable all learners to develop and apply new skills while also providing opportunities to further apply these skills within fun and engaging activities and through continuous provision. The teaching PowerPoints, stories, games, additional texts and toolkits are meticulously planned to allow children to apply and practise phonics skills.

The Phonics Family

Guided Reading

Guided reading is taught four times a week from Year 1 through to Year 6. These sessions are taught as a whole class and the focus is on reading comprehension rather than on decoding and fluency. We do this through the use of Reading Vipers.

VIPERS is an anagram to help the recall of the 6 reading areas or skills that children need to develop in order to read well.  They are the key areas which we feel children need to know and understand in order to improve their comprehension of texts.

VIPERS stands for:

Sequence (KS1) or Summarise (KS2)

Storytime and Hatch Ride ‘Must Reads’

The when, what and why of our Hatch Ride ‘Must Reads’

We have carefully chosen a selection of books from Reception through to Year 6 that we consider ‘Must Reads’ at Hatch Ride. We will share these books with the children in our daily story time. This is an important time that we set aside each day to encourage and foster a love for reading in our pupils. We have selected books with strong narratives that will extend children’s vocabulary. We have chosen books that are engaging and reflect children from all backgrounds and cultures and aim to help children understand the lives of people whose experiences and perspectives may be different from their own. The books are both traditional and modern and we update and refresh them on a yearly basis.

Reading at Home

As a parent, you are your child’s first and most important teacher. When you help your child learn to read, you are opening the door to a world of books and learning. Reading aloud to children is the best way to get them interested in reading. Before long they will grow to love stories and books. Eventually they will want to read on their own. With the help of parents, children can learn how to read and can practise reading until they can read for their own enjoyment. Then they will have a whole world of information and knowledge at their fingertips!

Our Library

We are so lucky at Hatch Ride to have a large, well-stocked library with a great selection of fiction and non-fiction books.  We have a section for the infants, which includes colourful story books, and a range of non-fiction books that support class learning.  Our junior section contains many favourite authors, including Michael Morpurgo, Roald Dahl, Anne Fine and Shakespeare, as well as a section for Classic literature.  The children come to the library once a week and choose a book, and teachers can select from the library to support class topics.  The library also offers a quiet space for 1:1 teaching when needed.