Phonics and Reading at KS1

Phonic Development

There has been a great amount of research into how children learn to read and, as a result, the Department for Education has asked all schools to follow a specific programme for the development of reading using the phonic development programme ‘Letters and  Sounds’.

All our pupils will be introduced to phonics from an early age. All activities undertaken will be dependent upon pupils’ abilities and rate of progress. 

On starting school in Reception Class, all families will be provided with a phonic support pack and guidance to support children’s development in phonics with suggested activities and experiences to encourage children’s development and so enable each individual to achieve their true potential.

All children in Reception Class, Year 1, 2 and 3 have a daily phonics session.  Children are taught in ‘phase groups’ depending upon their level of understanding in phonics. 

Reading Scheme in Key Stage 1

School uses the Oxford Reading Tree scheme for emerging readers supplemented by a range of appropriate and stimulating literature aimed at generating a love of reading.