Phonics and Reading


EYFS and KS1 teach phonics and early reading skills using the letters and sounds approach. This is sometimes referred to as synthetic phonics.

There are 6 phases within Letters & Sounds and most children will complete Phase 6 by the end of Year 2, however this can continue into Year 3 if required.


All children in school have a class reading book and a library book. The class reading book is from the Oxford University Press Reading Scheme and is what we refer to as a “banded book” as it is a progressive scheme.

All children have an allocated time each week in their timetable to visit the school library.

Children have a reading journal which is used for parents, carers and school staff to record progress in.