Ashton Under Hill First School

Shaping Bright Futures Together




  • Develop a love of reading
  • Read widely with fluency and understanding
  • Talk knowledgeably about reading material using VIPERS skills
  • Read for pleasure and information
  • Use phonics knowledge as building blocks to develop fluency and comprehension


  • Become confident and enthusiastic writers across a range of genres
  • Develop an appreciation of audience and writing for purpose
  • Underpin writing skills with a secure knowledge of spellings, punctuation and grammar
  • Take pride in handwriting and presentation
  • Use the knowledge, understanding and vocabulary developed through reading to make connections and enhance writing


At Ashton under Hill First School we follow a rolling programme of genres which incorporate the key requirements of the National Curriculum including spelling, punctuation, grammar and reading.

Our Reading sessions focus on using VIPERS skills to develop a deeper understanding of a text. 

Spelling is taught initially through the Letters and Sounds phonic scheme and then progressing onto No Nonsense in Year 1. 

Writing sessions are based around high quality texts and planning follows a structure of familiarisation, grammar and structure.  

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 By the end of Key Stage 2, be able to:

  • Be confident and enthusiastic communicators through their reading and writing.
  • Use phonic knowledge to decode text and spell with increasing accuracy.
  • Display a love of reading.
  • Have and apply a secure knowledge of spelling, punctuation and grammar.
  • Take pride in the presentation of their work.