Phonics and reading schemes
We use the Oxford Reading Tree scheme from stage 1 to 20. This includes phonetic, poetry, non-fiction, fiction and true story books. We also hold books for high interest, low ability and reluctant readers.
Reading skills are taught in whole class and small groups using the new (2016) Cracking Comprehension electronic resource. This provides structured skills-based teaching and progression across the school.
(Rigby Star books, McGrawhill Kingscourt guided reading scheme, Rigby Navigator, Ginn Lightning and Oxford Web schemes are still held in school, however not currently used for key reading provision).
In Early Years we use the Debbie Hepplewhite phonics scheme.
We also use the Letters and Sounds Government Document alongside Floppy Phonics day-by-day lesson plans, resources and regular assessments. This is overseen by each teacher but usually taught in ability groups. It is text, worksheet and computer based. Pupils have folders to take to and from school to encourage a home school link to their phonics and reading learning.
Teachers also dip into a range of schemes and resources to suit the lesson requirements and pupil's needs. We use the Phonics Play website, SmartKids Phonics word cards and games, Oxford Reading Tree phonetic books, Oxford Owl online books, Jolly Phonics resources and Oxford Phonic Kits particularly to supplement ways of teaching and booster sessions.