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Reading and Phonics


The basis of our phonics teaching in school is Letters and Sounds. This might be supplemented with other schemes and content depending on the needs of the children. 


If you would like any more information about how we teach phonics in school, please ask your child's teacher.


Below are some websites you might find useful.



We use Oxford Reading Tree as the main spine for our reading scheme in school, but it is supplemented by a wide variety of other schemes and real books including Big Cat, Tree Tops, Big Cat Phonics and Songbirds.


We order our books early on using coloured bands which the children read within until they are ready to move on. 


Lilac   Pink   Red   Yellow   Blue   Green   Orange   Turquoise Purple   Gold   White   Lime   Navy Blue   Grey   Cerise   Black   Cream   Free Reading 


Your child's class teacher would be your first point of contact for advice and Mrs Walker is the subject leader for English.


Below are some links you may find useful...