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Phonics and Reading

Early Years Foundation Stage

Like most schools,we follow the governments ‘letters and sounds’ programme.

In the nursery class we focus on phase 1, 2 & 3 phonics. For the latter, we also use ‘Jolly Phonics’ resources to aid learning.

Reception classes focus on Phases 2 to 5 of ‘Letters and Sounds’  and use a variety of resources to support this.

Our reading scheme is mainly based upon the Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds phonics books, but it also contains a wide variety of early reading book from other publishers.


Key Stage 1

In Key Stage 1 we also follow the governments ‘letters and sounds’ programme focusing on Phases 5 to 6. We use the LCP phonics scheme to support our teaching.

We use a variety of reading schemes in Key Stage 1. These include:

Oxford Reading Tree, Rigby Star, PM Benchmark, Lighthouse, Ginn, Project X, songbirds and All Aboard.