Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body

Within Early Years and KS1 (Year s 1 and 2) we use a combination of resources  and schemes to teach high quality phonics. We have our very own teaching cycle.  The children follow through the phases and at the end of each phase an assessment is carried out.

teaching phonics sequence

Phonics is taught following the format of revisit/review, teach, practise and apply. During the apply section many different reading and writing activities are explored including interactive games, such as deciphering between real and pseudo words.

Click on this link to listen to the sounds.

We use a wide variety of reading schemes in KS1 and these schemes are all colour banded. The colour bands start from ‘Pink’ and follow up to ‘Lime’. The reading schemes we use are

  • Oxford Reading Tree
  • Rigby Star
  • Storyworlds
  • All Aboard
  • Collins Big Cat Phonics
  • Scholastic Readers
  • Rhyme World
  • Happy Families
  • Floppy Phonics
  • Floppy Phonics Non-fiction
  • Project X
  • Biff, Chip and Kipper
  • Snapdragons
  • Fireflies
  • TreeTops
  • Phonics Bug
  • Bug Club

If you have any questions about phonics or reading, please speak to your child’s class teacher.