Curriculum Intent

Rosedale's reading curriculum aims to equip pupils so that they will:

  • Gain a life-long enjoyment of reading and books;
  • Read accurately, fluently, confidently and with understanding, supporting their subject-specific studies both now and in their secondary education'
  • Apply a knowledge of structured synthetic phonics in order to decode unfamiliar words with increasing accuracy and speed.

Curriculum Implementation

Early Reading

At Rosedale, we have adopted Little Wandle as our structured synthetic phonics programme.

Rosedale's Phonics Progression Overview

What literature will pupils study at Rosedale?

The literature pupils study at Rosedale can be found below. Pupils study these texts through daily class storytime, shared reading sessions and their English sessions.

Core Text Overview

EYFS Reading Spine 2023-24

KS1 Reading Spine 2023-24

LKS2 Reading Spine 2023-24

UKS2 Reading Spine 2023-24

Beyond Phonics

Once pupils have secured their phonics knowledge,we contie to develop their ability to read accurately, fluently, confidently and with understanding.


English Sequence

Our English sequence draws together reading and writing, so that pupils 'read as authors' before 'writing as authors'.  Our English sequence begins with focussed whole-class reading sessions, which feed into pupils' writing.


Reading Plus

In KS2, Reading Plus, an online reading programme that's packed full of engaging texts for pupils to explore and enjoy, is used to develop silent reading fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary with software that meets each pupil's individual reading level.  Reading Plus begins with an adaptive assessment that pupils complete on their own. The results from this provide a baseline and the  starting point for a pupil's journey through the programme. Weekly assignments are set with personalised instructions for pupils, these include visual skills development for eye-tracking, reading tasks for comprehension and fluency, and vocabulary tasks.