Sounds are the building blocks of spelling and reading. At St. Margaret’s we place real importance on the use of phonics as pupils move through EYFS, KS1 and beyond.
- Jolly Phonics in Reception
- Letters and Sounds in Year 1 and 2
The reading books the children take home work alongside the phonics scheme used in school. The children will read books which are phonics based and wholly decodable. As they progress with their phonics they will progress through the reading stages. We have an impressive range of different phonic reading schemes to keep the children engaged and motivated to read:
- Oxford Reading Tree Phonics
- Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales
- Oxford Reading Tree Drama
- Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper
- Floppy’s Phonics
- Songbird’s Phonics
- Phonics Bug
- Project X
- Collin’s Big Cat Lions
- Dandelion Readers
When the children have consolidated the graphemes covered in each stage of reading books, they may advance on to Oxford Reading Tree readers, which are not entirely decodable. This will enable a child to practise recognising ‘tricky words’ which are not yet decodable.
Reading at Home
One of the biggest factors which can help pupils to develop all round academic ability is to share quality reading time with an adult. The guide in the downloads below, may be useful to achieve this.
The booklets below will give you more information which may support your child’s learning:
- Jolly Phonics Booklet
- Letters & Sounds – Parents Guide
- Phonics Guidance
- Reading at Home – Parents Guide
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