Phonics and Reading

Phonics and Reading Schemes

Phonics     Phonics

Our Phonics Programme is self-made based on the Sounds-Write programme.

Sounds-Write is a quality first phonics programme and is acknowledged by the DfE as meeting all its criteria for an effective phonics teaching programme. It is an exciting and highly successful approach to the teaching of reading, spelling and writing. The programme is already being used extensively in primary and secondary schools throughout Britain.

 Books   Reading       Reading Schemes

We use a variety of reading schemes including: Project x, Oxford reading tree, Collins big cat phonics, Ginn pocket tales and TreeTops.

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“Nothing is more important in education than ensuring that every child can read well. Pupils who can read are overwhelmingly more likely to succeed at school, achieve good qualifications, and subsequently enjoy a fulfilling and rewarding career. Those who cannot will find themselves at a constant disadvantage.”

With this poignant quote in mind we have launched an exciting Golden Book list for children in all year groups to help inspire and promote reading within our school. With the support of our book supplier and the National Literacy Trust we have carefully selected the top 100 children’s books. Covering an array of genres and authors, touching base on classics such as The Velveteen Rabbit and Swallows and Amazons to contemporary hits such as Mr Gum and Horrid Henry.

Children have the opportunity to work their way through these 100 titles and along the way receive certificates and prizes in return for their hard work and effort. We have seen a positive response to the launch with every child treating these books with the utmost respect and already we can feel the excitement about reading these golden titles.

In order to monitor and support this book launch we have elected 2 children in years 5/6 to support Miss Souter as ‘Head librarians’. Their responsibility is to monitor and look after our Golden Books, support their peers in choosing a good book and also quiz their peers about the books on their tick list to ensure children are being rewarded fairly. They are also keen to help launch a book club in the foreseeable future.

Extreme Reading on World Book Day