Phonics

In school we teach phonics using the Letters and Sounds programme, supported by the use of Jolly Phonics kinaesthetic actions and stories.

As pupils move through the early stages of acquiring phonics, they practice by reading texts which are decodable from the Rigby Star Phonics, Dandelion and Jelly Beans Scheme.

Once pupils have a secure knowledge of letter/sound corresondence and can blend words confidently, they access our Book Banded reading scheme which has various published schemes: Heineman - Story Worlds; Wayland - Start Reading; Jolly Phonics - Jolly Readers; Oxford Reading Tree - Fireflies, Project X, Main scheme and Ginn - All Abroard and Upstarts. There are fiction and non-fiction books within each level and a variety of genres and style.