We follow the Oxford Reading Tree and Big Cat Phonics reading programmes. Children are heard read from their home/school reading book once a week. Children take part in daily guided reading sessions and are also heard read from their guided reading book.

Phonic sessions are carried out in all classes every day. We have developed a system of teaching the children high frequency words through our Bear Words scheme. These words will be tested once a week.

Children should have their reading books in school every day. Parents/carers are encouraged to hear their child read at home and make positive comments related to their reading in the reading record book.


Links – please click on the links below. 

  • Letters and Sounds Lots of free printable resources to help at home with all phases of the Letters and Sounds scheme.
  • Focus on phonics Click on this link to hear the correct pronunciation of some of the sounds taught in school.
  • Phonics Play This website has lots of free games and resources to help your child with phonics at home.

English Links