In EYFS and KS1, phonics is taught following Letters and Sounds and Phonics Bug. In EYFS, ‘Jolly Phonics’ is also used to help children associate each letter sound with an action. As children progress into KS2, spelling continues to be taught using spelling guidance from the new National Curriculum. Throughout school, children will be given spellings to learn at home on a weekly basis as part of their homework.
In KS1, Guided reading is used throughout school to support children’s reading development. Children read in small groups at least once a week with the teacher, sharing and discussing texts to develop specific reading skills.
In KS2, children read a whole-class novel linked to their current topic. The books are carefully chosen to enhance children's vocabulary and improve reading stamina. The children read the text and then complete a range of tasks linked to what they have read.
Bug Club and Oxford Reading Tree and other reading scheme books are used to support reading throughout EYFS and KS1 as our core reading schemes. The Oxford Reading Tree Scheme, ‘Treetops’ continues into Key Stage 2.
High quality reading books are purchased regularly by class teachers in KS2 to promote reading for enjoyment within the classroom.