Reading and Phonics

At Church Drive, we place great importance on the development of our pupils' ability in and love of reading. We use a variety of reading schemes as well as independent books and novels to build understanding and comprehension. The main schemes in use at present are Oxford Reading Tree, Oxford Project X, Collins Big Cat and Dandelion Readers. Guided reading is a feature of literacy time where the children are helped to build skills needed to be successful readers. Reading books are sent home to share with parents.

The main phonics programme in use is Read Write Inc Phonics. This starts in Foundation 2 and runs throughout Key Stage 1. The follow on programme called ‘Get Spelling’ is used when children finish the programme and is continued in Key Stage 2.