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Phonics/ Reading Schemes

Phonics/ Reading Schemes

To watch a short video on pronouncing the sounds, please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5J2Ddf_0Om8&feature=youtu.be

To watch a short video on blending sounds to make words, please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEzfpod5w_Q&feature=youtu.be

For information about the year 1 phonics screening check please visit http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/home/reading-owl/expert-help/the-year-1-phonics-screening-check

In Foundation Stage and KS1 we use

Oxford reading Tree Songbirds Phonics

Oxford Reading Tree

Phonics Bug (Pearson)

Bug Club (Pearson)

In KS2 the majority of our books are Oxford Reading Tree but we also have a variety of reading books from the classics to Horrid Henry.

Oxford Reading Tree Guide for Parents

The children are using DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) and Accelerated Reader to help improve their reading. Visit the DEAR and reading page to find out more

In 2014 we are introducing Read, Write, Inc in EYFS (reception) and Year 1. Click here for more information.

Learning to read through phonics: information for parents

This booklet explains to parents why phonics should be used as a teaching aid and provides links to other resources.

Research shows that when phonics is taught in a structured way, starting with the easiest sounds and progressing through to the most complex, it is the most effective way of teaching young children to read. It is particularly helpful for children aged 5 to 7 years.

Almost all children who receive good teaching of phonics will learn the skills they need to tackle new words. They can then go on to read any kind of text fluently and confidently, and to read for enjoyment.

Children who have been taught phonics also tend to read more accurately than those taught using other methods, such as ‘look and say’. This includes children who find learning to read difficult, for example those who have dyslexia.

Visit the main Department for Education website for more information


    • what is phonics?
    • why phonics?
    • what is the phonics screening check?
    • how does the check work?
    • what are ‘non-words’?
    • after the check
    • helping your child with phonics

Letters and Sounds

Sheila Bacon,
23 Aug 2013, 03:44
26 Nov 2015, 06:52
Sheila Bacon,
23 Aug 2013, 03:59