We follow Letters and Sounds: Principles and Practice of High Quality Phonics. A structured daily phonics session takes place in every class.
We use high quality reading books which enable the children to progress in a targeted and structured way. The main schemes in place are Oxford Reading Tree, Pearson Bug Club and Collins Big Cat. Rigby Star books are used for guided reading sessions. However, we also recognise the value of reading for enjoyment and reading a broad range of books. This is promoted through a weekly ‘share book’ (a non-scheme book from the class library to share at home), and through the use of high quality children’s literature in story times and throughout the curriculum.