Phonics and Early Reading
Phonics - We follow Letters and Sounds and this is supported by activities from a range of sources including Twinkl and Phonics Play. When children first start learning their sounds we use the 'Jolly Phonics' resources to support the children's acquisition of individual sounds.
Reading - Children are encouraged to develop a love of reading and books and have free choice of books from the school library areas once per week. This may be a book that they can read themselves or one that they need read to them. When children are learning to read, we use the Oxford Reading Tree series featuring characters such as Biff, Chip, Kipper and Floppy. These books will be changed regularly and we endeavour to hear children read as frequently as possible. Once children have completed the Oxford Reading Scheme, they move onto the Collins Big Cat Scheme.
Children are encouraged to develop a love of reading and books. Years 2 to 6 have access to our ‘New for 2018’ reading scheme, which has a broad range of fiction and non-fiction books for them to explore. The scheme aims to develop their fluency, comprehension, vocabulary and general knowledge. In addition, they have free choice of books from the school library areas once per week. This may be a book that they can read themselves at home or one that they need read to them.
English - Teachers plan lessons following The National Curriculum Objectives within the Oxford Owl Big Writing Adventures schemes of work: