From Nursery to Year 2 our reading scheme is in line with the Letters and Sounds phonics phases. The reading scheme mainly consists of: Bug Club Phonics, Big Cat Letters and Sounds, Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales, Floppy Phonics and Smart Kids Letters and Sounds.
Our Key Stage 1 reading scheme is broken down into weeks, reflecting the teaching of Letters and Sounds. This allows for the consolidation of sounds in line with current and recent teaching.
We have created a central space (see photo below) for our phonics reading scheme, with a space for to hear 1:1 readers. Sounds and key words are displayed in the area, which can be referred to.
From Year 3 to Year 6 we use 'book banding'. This allows us to use many different schemes as well as texts from new and old, exciting and relevant authors, ensuring that your child experiences a vast wealth of authors and genres. In doing this we provide enjoyment, cross curricular learning as well as learning the skills of reading.
Book banding also allows children to control their own reading targets as they strive to reach the next colour band and unlock a whole new library of richer texts.
In addition to reading scheme books, our pupils are able to choose a 'free text' from the classroom reading area or school library. This is to ensure our pupils have a love of reading and promotes reading for pleasure.
Phonics Reading Scheme Sequence