Phonics and Early Reading


We give our children a carefully balanced and structured range of guided reading books that are chosen to promote a range of reading skills.

Our books are chosen to provide a gradually cumulative vocabulary and an increasing knowledge of grammatical structure.  It is important to have a lively, engaging context, and from a range of genres to appeal to both boys and girls.

Alongside these books we use carefully structured phonic books chosen to practice vital phonic skills, and books that the children can have free choice of, according to their own interests and tastes.

Main reading scheme:  Oxford Reading Scheme

Supporting reading schemes that develop phonics are in school e.g. Dandelion Readers 

Phonics is taught using the Letters and Sounds Approach.

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