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Early Reading and Phonics


Phonics and Early Reading Policy

Phonic and Early Reading  Impact Statment

Programme Overview

Curriculum Documents

Nursery Rhyme


Nursery Rhymes

- Downloads

How to use wordless books at home with your child

Foundations for Phonics

Parent Handout - Reception Autumn Term

Parent Handout - Reception Autumn Term

Pronunciation Guide - Autumn 1

Pronunciation Guide - Autumn 2

How to say phase 3 sounds

Capital Letter formation

Phonics in FS2/Reception

How to say Phase 5 Sounds

Phonics Screening Check Handout

Phonics Screening Check Workshop 

Phonics in Year 1

Parent Handout - Rapid Catch up

Rapid Catch Up

Reading at home

Although your child will be taught to read at school, you can have a huge impact on their reading journey by continuing their practice at home. There are two types of reading book that your child may bring home:

  1. A reading practice book. This will be at the correct phonic stage for your child. They should be able to read this fluently and independently.

  2. A recommended reading book. Your child will not be able to read this on their own. This book is for you both to read and enjoy together.


 Reading Spine Rationale

This reading spine is intended to offer our children a core bank of texts that ensures they experience a range of high-quality texts and authors during their time at school. We have identified a selection of quality core texts for each year group for each topic taught. The texts are made up of a range of text types, including fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Teachers use these in a range of ways, as whole-class texts to share, during guided reading or whole-class reading lessons, as part of their literacy lessons and in connection with our topics. We have ensured that the texts we have chosen are engaging and encourage enjoyment of reading.

Y1 Reading Spine

Y2 Reading Spine

Y3 Reading Spine

Y4 Reading Spine

Y5 Reading Spine

Y6 Reading Spine

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