Phonics and reading schemes
In nursery, children are given a story book to share at home to support early reading skills and develop an interest in stories and reading.
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 provide books for high interest, low ability and reluctant readers.
All children have a reading diary to record reading at school and at home.
Reading skills are taught in whole class and small groups using the Cracking Comprehension electronic resource. This provides structured skills-based teaching and progression across the school. CGP reading comprehension practice books are also used.
We also have Rigby Star books, McGrawhill Kingscourt guided reading scheme, Rigby Navigator, Ginn Lightning and Oxford Web schemes.
Through Early Years and KS1 we use the Floppy Phonics scheme.
We 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 to ensure all children make good progress. 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 will supplement the scheme with a range of 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 enhance teaching and booster sessions.