Wings

Class sized groups

KS2

90 minutes a day

Taught by teachers

Reading, Writing, SPaG

100+ units all based on real books

Our KS2 literacy programme, Wings offers daily lessons in reading, writing, spelling, punctuation and grammar. Wings is based on years of evidence-based practice and research that supports and challenges both basic and more competent readers to develop their skills through reading a wide range of carefully selected texts.

In Wings, 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 significantly reduces the strain on the teacher to differentiate high quality lessons for all the children in their class, and increases children’s confidence as they are given books that they can access immediately, with the appropriate level of challenge.

The Wings curriculum is based entirely around real books by famous authors with over 100+ units ranging from one to four weeks long in a wide variety of genres from fiction to non-fiction, poetry to plays, classical extracts to digital e-texts. Children read the entire book and complete a weekly writing task matched to the book’s genre and grammar focus. Every year we introduce more Wings titles so even existing SFA schools can refresh their curriculum and include the latest titles.

Wings supports teachers in developing essential KS2 literacy skills such as inference, deduction, summarisation, prediction and questioning. Our weekly units contain mini-comprehension tests based around question type identification strategies, which research has shown to be excellent preparation for Year 6 SATs tests. The Wings programme also comes with a suite of over 50+ Extended Writing Modules and Grammar for Editing manuals designed to teach your class how to write across all the major genres and edit their work accordingly.

Please see below for information on  training and support days provided as well as a list of the resources for Wings.

What is provided?

Contract Year 1FE School Size 2FE School Size 3FE School Size
Year 1
2 Training Day & 5 Support Days
2 Training Day & 6 Support Days
2 Training Day & 7 Support Days
Year 2
1 Training Day & 4 Support Days
1 Training Day & 5 Support Days
1 Training Day & 6 Support Days
Year 3
3 Support Days
4 Support Days
5 Support Days
Year 4
2 Support Day
3 Support Days
4 Support Days
Materials
Wings Treasure Hunts - 100+ titles all based on real texts by famous authors
Grammar Manual (2 x Volumes 1-4)
Writing Modules (52 Titles)
3 x Spelling Manuals
Savvy Reader Questioning/Clarifying Resources
5 x Wings Fiction Handbook
Wings Treasure Hunts - 100+ titles all based on real texts by famous authors
Grammar Manual (3 x Volumes 1-4)
Writing Modules (52 Titles)
6 x Spelling Manuals
Savvy Reader Questioning/Clarifying Resources
10 x Wings Fiction Handbook
Wings Treasure Hunts - 100+ titles all based on real texts by famous authors
Grammar Manual (3 x Volumes 1-4)
Writing Modules (52 Titles)
6 x Spelling Manuals
Savvy Reader Questioning/Clarifying Resources
10 x Wings Fiction Handbook