Reading Planet Rocket Phonics is a DfE approved SSP programme by Abigail Steel. The programme focuses on mastery, and has a ‘keep up, not catch up’ philosophy. It progresses through phoneme-grapheme correspondences with steady pace and progression. Time is spent securing and applying knowledge as it is learned, through the provision of carefully aligned practice in multiple domains of literacy (oral, spelling and reading).

In 2021, Rising Stars launched a two-year Impact Trial working with two independent evaluators (Professor Clare Wood, Nottingham Trent University and Dr Helen Breadmore, Associate Professor Psychology in Education, University of Birmingham) to measure the impact of the programme on pupils' reading attainment. 

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Our reading curriculum intends to: -

• Secure foundations in phonics and language
• Promote a love of reading
• Develop fluent and expressive readers
• Develop secure comprehension skills which enable engagement

Rocket_Phonics_Scheme.pdf .pdf
Reading Progression of Skills.pdf .pdf

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