Across the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Key Stage 1, our reading scheme is decodable and fully aligned to the validated systematic synthetic phonics scheme, Essential Letters and Sounds (ELS).
The expectation is that children are to read each book three times, before it is changed, in order to promote reading fluency and consolidate blending of taught sounds.
We have created a central space (see photo below) for our phonics reading scheme, with a space for to hear 1:1 readers. Sounds are displayed in the area, which can be referred to.
From Years 2 (once phase 5 secure) to Year 6 we use a combination of book banding and free readers to promote fluency and encourage reading for pleasure. This scheme consists of texts from a range of quality authors and genres, including non-fiction and poetry.
In addition to reading scheme books mentioned above, our pupils are able to choose a book from the school library. This is to ensure our pupils foster a love of reading.
EYFS & Key Stage 1 Reading Scheme Sequence & Progression