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Phonics and Reading

There has been a huge shift in the past few year in how we teach reading in our schools. This is having a big impact and helping many children learn to read and spell. Phonics is recommended as the first strategy that children should be taught in helping them learn to read. It runs alongside other teaching methods such as Guided Reading and Shared Reading to help children develop all the other vital reading skills and hopefully give them a real love of reading.


Please see our leaflet attached to find out more about Phonics and the screening test done in Year 1.


We do not follow a specific scheme for phonics or reading.  We use a variety of materials to help plan our phonics sessions to ensure the learning matches our teaching intention exactly.  We believe it is important that children read 'real books' and scheme books (we have a variety of schemes), which we have banded to ensure our children have progression in reading books.

Below are some ideas for how you can help your child with their reading.