Foundation – Curriculum

At Hadrian Academy we follow the National Curriculum providing content and coverage of topics that enable children to demonstrate their potential and strengths in the core subjects and to develop knowledge and understanding in a breadth of other subjects.


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Letters and SoundsLetters and Sounds is a phonics resource published by the Department for Education and Skills in 2007. It aims to build children’s speaking and listening skills in their own right as well as to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills. It sets out a detailed and systematic six-phase programme for teaching phonic skills for children, with the aim of them becoming fluent readers by age seven.

Phase one activities concentrate on developing children’s speaking and listening skills, phonological awareness and oral blending and segmenting. These activities are intended to be used as part of a broad and rich language curriculum that has speaking and listening at its centre, links language with physical and practical experiences, and provides an environment rich in print and abundant in opportunities to engage with books. Phase one activities pave the way for children to make a good start in reading and writing.

Letters and Sounds link

Click on this link for a very useful website.


Other useful Phonic Websites:


Bug Club

All children in KS1 will progress through the Bug Club  reading scheme at their own pace to consolidate learning at the teacher’s discretion. To ensure the success of this scheme we read with the children individually and ask parents to read daily and record their child’s progress in a home /school reading record book.  We reward regular readers with extra playtime and other special ‘Star Reader’ events.

Click here for an online example of books available.

You may have noticed that your child has new sounds and words in the back of their reading record.  Please watchto see how  the video below to see how to read with them. Once your child has completed a set they will be given a book linked to those sounds.

If you have any questions please speak to your child’s teacher.