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In Early Years and KS1 we teach reading through a systematic synthetic phonics approach, using Letters and Sounds. When children have acquired the skills for reading, usually by the time they enter KS2, they move to our Accelerated Reader system (online).



In Reception and Key Stage One children are taught phonics on a daily basis. Children progress through different phonics phases. To link with this, children are given individual reading books which are colour banded. We are fortunate to have a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books from a variety of reading schemes aligned with our phonics programme Letters and Sounds. Children read on a regular basis sometimes individually, and sometimes in small groups as part of our guided reading approach. This allows children to discuss the text as well as well as practise their phonics skills.


In Key Stage Two children’s reading is focused around a core text. The whole class approach allows all children to access the high quality text and develop their skills of inference, deduction and comprehension.

Reading at Home

Children are encouraged to read a minimum of 4 times across the week. Reading journals in KS1 and Homework diaries in KS2 are used as a communication tool between home and school. Each week class reading percentages are shared on the newsletter. At the end of each term children who have consistently read four times or more each week are entered into a raffle and the winner is able to buy a book to the value of £5.

We welcome parents, carers and volunteers to come into school to hear children read.

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