Roots

Groups of 4 to 20

KS1

90 minutes a day

Phonics based

Taught by teachers or TAs

Reading, Writing, SPaG

Assessments every 8 weeks

Our KS1 literacy programme, Roots offers daily lessons in reading, writing, spelling, punctuation and grammar. Roots is based on years of evidence-based practice and research that explicitly links synthetic phonics sounds and skills to children’s reading and writing tasks. Children are given a ‘jump start’ in letter sound correspondence and blending, which forms the basis for sentence-level reading and spelling.

In Roots, children are grouped according to their reading age rather than their year group or special educational need. The teacher can then teach to their specific abilities rather than differentiating across a wide range in a year group. This significantlyreduces the strain on the teacher to differentiate high quality lessons for all the children in their class, and increases children’sconfidence given books that they can accessimmediately, with the appropriate level of challenge.

The Roots programme comes with a complete set of progressive resources, including four teacher manuals and 45 phonically regular Shared Stories written by Success for All, designed to build reading and comprehension skills along with a vocabulary of tricky and high frequency words. Each Shared Story has an associated target phonic sound, enabling  children  to practise and embed the sounds introduced during the daily phonic session.
We work in partnership with leading publishers to ensure that the latest trade books by famous British authors are included in the Roots programme as part of the daily guided story session with the teacher. Children then complete a 30-minute writing task based around a genre or grammar focus for the week.

In a daily 90-minute session, children in Roots receive targeted phonics instruction; individual and partner reading; a guided story session with their teacher, and a writing task designed to showcase their understanding of genre and grammar – all pitched specifically to their current learning ability! For more information, please see our materials and costs breakdown below. 

What is provided?

Contract Year 1FE School Size 2FE School Size 3FE School Size
Year 1
2 Training Day & 4 Support Days
2 Training Day & 5 Support Days
2 Training Day & 6 Support Days
Year 2
1 Training Day & 3 Support Days
1 Training Day & 4 Support Days
1 Training Day & 5 Support Days
Year 3
2 Support Days
3 Support Days
4 Support Days
Year 4
1 Support Day
2 Support Days
3 Support Days
Materials
Roots Teachers Manual (3 x Voumes 1-4)
Phonics Teachers Manual (3x Volumes 1-3)
7 Partner Practice Booklets
Reading Roots Shared Stories Packs (1 copy for every child)
Alphie the Alligator Puppet
Phonics Resoruce Pack
Reading Roots Readles
Foundation Phonics Manual & Resource Pack
Roots Teachers Manual (4 x Voumes 1-4)
Phonics Teachers Manual (4 x Volumes 1-3)
7 Partner Practice Booklets
Reading Roots Shared Stories Packs (1 copy for every child)
Alphie the Alligator Puppet
Phonics Resoruce Pack
Reading Roots Readles
2 x Foundation Phonics Manual & Resource Pack
Roots Teachers Manual (5 x Voumes 1-4)
Phonics Teachers Manual (5 x Volumes 1-3)
7 Partner Practice Booklets (2 copies of each)
Reading Roots Shared Stories Packs (1 copy for every child)
Alphie the Alligator Puppet
Phonics Resoruce Pack
Reading Roots Readles
3 x Foundation Phonics Manual & Resource Pack