Key Stage 1 and Foundation Stage children follow the Primary National Strategy for ‘Letters and Sounds’.

'Jolly Phonics' actions are integrated with Phase 2 sounds to begin with.

The children work in small groups at a phase appropriate for their learning. The children work with a Teacher or a Teaching Assistant.

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Guided Reading:

In Key Stage 1 and Foundation Stage texts are used from Rigby Star, Big Cat Collins and Oxford Reading Tree Phonics schemes for the Guided Reading sessions. These sessions are in small groups and happen daily. In Year 2, children are grouped within their own classes and in Year 1 and Foundation Stage, the children are grouped across the year group. This is a fantastic opportunity for children to discuss their understanding of what they have read with their peers. 

Daily Reading Book:

Each morning the children can choose a book from the class library or reading corner. This book is chosen by the child for reading for enjoyment. This book is best suited for an adult  to read to the child, for example as a bedtime story.

Weekly Reading Book:

A  weekly reading book is also sent home for each child to read indepedently to an adult. This book is carefully chosen by the staff to suit your child's reading ability. An adult then needs to sign the reading record to inform the class teacher when the child has read and how they approached the task. In Year 2, the books are from the All Aboard Scheme and in Year 1 The Oxford Reading Tree and Project X Phonics scheme.

The Teaching Assistants also read individually with every child at least once throughout the week.


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