Our approach to reading & phonics


Within EYFS and Key Stage 1, Letters and Sounds provides the framework for all phonic planning. The children are taught in groups according to their phonics phase and are assessed every half term.

Spelling is taught within English lessons; any additional support is identified through intervention in Year 2 and in Key Stage 2.

Reading Scheme

Within EYFS and Key Stage 1, the children read a range of book banded reading scheme books which are phonetically decodable. These include Phonics Bug, Rigby Star and Oxford Reading Tree and Collins Big Cat books. Guiding Reading supports the development of reading skills, at an instructional level, supported by the teacher, allowing children to access text above their banded reading stage.

As the children enter Key Stage 2, they will continue to read book banded reading scheme books before moving onto more challenging texts and individual choices.

Guiding Reading and whole class Big Reading supports the development of comprehension and decoding skills, again at an instructional level; allowing children to access quality reading materials from a range of genre.

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