Phonics and Reading
As children move through the early stages of acquiring phonics, they practise by reading texts which are entirely decodable for them from a range of different reading schemes, including 'Jelly and Bean,' 'Rigby Stars,' 'Big Cat' and 'Oxford Reading Tree.'
Once children have a secure knowledge of letter/sound correspondences and can blend words confidently, they access our Book Banded reading scheme which has books from various published schemes and are designed to give children experience of a variety of reading genres. There are fiction and non-fiction books within each level.
All children are encouraged to select books from the classroom, library or home to share with their parents to encourage a love of reading.
Once children can read fluently and with a good understanding, they self-select books for independent reading from the school library or from home.