Curriculum Intent

At Trinity, we provide an exceptional and purposeful reading education, which prepares learners to be confident, independent and articulate speakers and readers of the English language. We develop thoughtful and creative children who have a love of reading and can express this through speaking and writing. 

Sequencing and Progression

Trinity places significant emphasis on the importance of children acquiring the skills to develop a love of reading from an early age. For early reading we follow the Read Write Inc phonics scheme. Pupils in Reception- year 2 receive phonics lessons daily. Pupils in years 2 to 6 have a daily whole class reading focusing on comprehension skills: All lessons are based on high-quality literature and the children apply the comprehension skills learnt to a variety of genres throughout the week. Each year group has a list of high quality literature that the children are exposed to within each English unit.

What does reading look like at Trinity?

From Years 1 to 6, children have a weekly, hour long computing lesson. Children learn to write code using programmes such as Scratch and Python as well as coding Beebots or our Sphero robots. They learn skills like debugging and understand terms such as 'algorithm' or 'variable' and use these within their codes.

At Trinity, we also ensure that our children become digitally literate and use various software to create documents, spreadsheets, slide shows, art work, photos, music, movies, animations and much more. We use iPads and Chromebooks to allow children to experience use of a range of devices. They develop these skills as they move through the school. 

After learning the key skills in their computing lessons, children apply these across the curriculum. For example, by making a movie about the Romans in history or a slideshow about forces in science.

Reading for Pleasure

Trinity places significant emphasis on the importance of children acquiring the skills to develop a love of reading from an early age. All children from EYFS to Year 6 have a daily story time session where they are exposed to high quality literature. Children read, listen to and discuss a wide range of stories, poems, plays and information books. Children will have a love of reading and be able to discuss their favourite books.

Early Years

In Early Years, children develop their understanding of reading through play, daily story time and the systematic teaching of phonics via the Read Write Inc scheme. They are exposed to a number of high quality texts and explore these through a wealth of listening activities, including songs, stories and rhyme. By the end of Early Years, children will be able to sound and blend unfamiliar words quickly. They will be able to accurately use the phonic knowledge and skills that they have already learnt. Pupils will be able to talk about what they have read and enjoy reading.


At Trinity, we follow the Read Write Inc phonics scheme. In Read Write Inc Phonics lessons, pupils learn to read accurately and fluently with good comprehension. There is a focus upon explicit teaching of letter formation, spelling correctly and composing ideas. Phonics books are closely matched to pupils’ increasing knowledge of phonics and ‘tricky’ words, so that from very early on, they experience success. Repeated readings aid pupils’ fluency with decoding. Pupils in Reception to Year 2 receive daily phonics lessons for 30-45 minutes.


Parents FAQ- Read Write Inc Phonics

RWI - Letter for parents faqs.docx.pdf

Parent Letter- Read Write Inc Programme at Trinity

Read Write Inc - Parent workshop Introduction meeting.pptx.pdf

Parent Workshop- Read Write Inc


Picture Books- Reception and Year 1


Picture Books- Reception and Year 1


Fred Games

Games to play at home to practice segmenting and blending words