Reading is a key focus in all lessons and the key to learning and successful outcomes later in life. It takes the highest priority in our learning.

Children read in groups with the teacher and will also be given an independent reading book, which they are expected to read at home and at school.

Additionally, reading volunteers and school staff listen to children read frequently and ensure reading books are regularly changed.

We use a wide range of reading schemes including Read Write Inc Phonics, Rigby Star, Collins Big Cat, Oxford Reading Tree, Jelly and Bean, Oxford Phonics and Code X but all are matched to the appropriate Read Write Inc Phonics stage that the individual child is at.

Reading for pleasure is promoted througfh a well-stocked library, class books and free choice.


Phonics: We use the Read, Write Inc (RWI) program to teach reading, writing and spelling from Reception to Year 2 and for interventions

In Key Stage 2 the emphasis moves from phonics to spelling rules. Spellings to learn are sent home weekly and are related to spelling rules learned in Phonics/Spelling or English lessons, Common Excepetion Words or words related to cross curricular topics. - Read Write Inc Phonics video for parents.