Phonics is the fundamental starting point of the teaching of reading and writing in our school. We work with the Letters and Sounds Framework and every child experiences daily phonics teaching. Through this teaching the children are taught to recognise sounds and break down words into manageable chunks; this is then reinforced through all aspects of our curriculum. We have a great range of phonics resources, which are used to support phonic teaching throughout the school.
Reading both stories and non-fiction texts is a fundamental part of our children’s educations. We have good collections of fiction books in the classrooms as well as a library. Our children access a wide range of texts throughout the school. The main reading material is a mixture of Oxford Reading Tree and decodable texts such as Phonics Bug. Reading is then supported by texts from a range of other schemes and also 'real books!'