Reading / Phonics
We use the Oxford Reading Tree scheme for reading. It is recognised that children who read regularly at home make the most progress in reading. We would therefore encourage all children to read at home each evening from a variety of books and sources, and would ask that the reading record books are completed.
We use Read, Write Inc to teach children letter sounds. This is a phonics scheme that is used throughout the infant department and is delivered most mornings.
Year 1 Phonics Screening
At the end of Year 1, your child will sit a Phonics Screening test to check their understanding of sounds through their ability to decode and blend real and pseudo (made up) words. The pass rate for this test changes each year and is not given to school until the Phonics Screening is completed. If your child does not pass the Phonics Screening check, they will continue with Read, Write Inc. in Year 2 and will sit the check again at the end of Year 2.