Extended Code: …..Key Stage 2 (Years 3 -6)
When children move on to Key Stage 2 they continue to learn the Extended Code, revisiting each unit, one unit per week. In this way year group covers all 49 units over the course of the year.
Children who have gaps in prior knowledge receive intervention to ensure they fill these gaps. Within lessons content is differentiated, and scaffolding put in place to ensure that all children ‘keep up’.
Knowledge and Progression – Progression in Key Stage 2 is delivered through progressive word lists for each unit. As the children move through Key Stage 2 word complexity increases with multisyllabic and less common spellings. These word lists also incorporate the word list set out in the National Curriculum for years 3-4 and 5-6. These can be found in Appendix 1.
Session content and sequence – Phonics sessions in KS2 are delivered on a two-week rolling cycle of 4 sessions per week, within which children cover one unit each week. In the same way as in Years 1 and 2 non-explicit units are woven into others . Lessons in KS2 follow this cycle:
Day 1: Word Puzzles (blend and segment, read and write, words with the target sound); One Sound, Different Spellings (reading, writing and sorting words according to the spelling of the target sound); Sounds review (revisiting a previously taught sound).
Day 2: Word Puzzles; Seek the Sound (finding a given sound in a text); Building Polysyllabic words (sound level).
Day 3: Word Puzzles; One Sound, Different Spellings; Reading Polysyllabic words (sound level).
Day 4: One Spelling, Different Sounds (reading, writing and sorting words according to the different sounds represented by a single sound).
Day 1: Word Puzzles; One Sound, Different Spellings; Sounds review.
Day 2: Word Puzzles; Seek the Sound; Building Polysyllabic words (syllable level).
Day 3: Word Puzzles; One Sound, Different Spellings; Reading Polysyllabic words (sound/syllable level).
Day 4: One Spelling, Different Sounds.