Reading & Phonics

Below is an basic overview of the school’s reading schemes and phonics teaching in the Early Years and Key Stage 1.

We aim to teach every child to decode text quickly and effortlessly so that learning can be concentrated on the comprehension and understanding of the text. In Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 we use the highly structured “Read, Write Inc.” synthetic phonics programme. In addition to “Read, Write Inc.” we encourage children to read widely using a variety of reading schemes including…

Children also have full access to, and are actively encouraged to read from a wide and varied range of “real” books, including both fiction and non-fiction, as well as classic and modern poetry texts.