For more information about the curriculum for each subject, please click the link. Teaching Phonics and Reading
Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 all receive a daily, twenty minute 'Letters and Sounds' lesson.
'Letters and Sounds' is a government program that teaches children synthetic phonics in a high quality, systematic way to help children develop the skills necessary for early reading and spelling.
For children's individual reading books, the school uses a number of different reading schemes and real books that are grouped within colour bands. The children's book band colour is related to the level of their reading ability.
For our daily guided reading sessions, where the teacher works with a group of up to six children of similar reading ability, we have books that range from fully phonetically de-codable books for our youngest readers to challenging non-fiction texts for our most able readers.