Phonics & Reading schemes
Whole class Phonics is taught in Reception and Key Stage 1, using the ‘Letters and Sounds’ six phase teaching programme, from the Primary National Strategy.
In addition to this, we introduce the ‘Jolly Phonics’ sounds and actions.
Letters and Sounds: Click on the link if you would like to find out more about the teaching programme.
We have a range of reading schemes in school, which are colour coded according to reading bands. These books are read at school and are also taken home for extra practice. Our schemes include ‘Oxford Reading Tree’, ‘All Aboard’, ‘Lighthouse’, Pelican' and ‘Lightening’.
We also have guided reading sessions in class which are led by the teachers. This time is for learning reading strategies, sharing a book in a small group and practising reading skills. We follow the 'Think 2 Read' programme from Years 2 - 6. For Reception and Year 1 we have a range of fiction and non-fiction texts to use for this purpose.