Letters and sounds phonics is used throughout school and taught daily in EYFS and KS1. For more information please download our Phonics Policy.
The school uses a range of stimuli to excite and engage children whilst developing their confidence in reading and writing.
Children are asked to read frequently at home to improve their fluency and understanding and the Reading Championship encourages children to achieve this.
Children use Letter-join to improve the flow and accuracy of their handwriting. This is taught daily with opportunities to develop independently.
Spellings are also taught daily and children are expected to learn through a range of approaches including investigations, cover-write-check, applied in work and dictionary work.
Year 2 upwards teach daily guided reading sessions to develop the children’s ability to engage with or respond to a text.