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Rapid Catch Up - Phonics

At St Mary's we use Little Wandle Rapid Catch-up for children who are in Year 2- 6 and have gaps in their phonics knowledge. (Year 2 after Christmas)

 

  • Children in Year 2 to 6 are assessed through:
    • the Rapid Catch-up initial assessment to quickly identify any gaps in their phonic knowledge and plan appropriate teaching
    • the Rapid Catch-up summative assessments to assess progress and inform teaching
    • the Rapid Catch-up fluency assessments when children are reading the Phase 5 set 3, 4 and 5 books for age 7+.
  • The fluency assessments measure children’s accuracy and reading speed in short
    one-minute assessments. They also assess when children are ready to exit the Rapid Catch-up programme, which is when they read the final fluency assessment at 90+ words per minute.