Reading and Phonics


Our reading scheme is devised by our teachers, taking books from a range of schemes, using the coloured book bands according to the National Banding System. These are linked to phonics and learning High Frequency Words.

All children are encouraged to take home books from our reading areas in classrooms to share with their family.

We have created a guide to being a 'Good Reader' - this gives you tips and ideas of how to further support your child's reading at home as it is so much more than simply being able to read a text fluently.

Please Click Here to take a look.


Our phonics scheme is based on Letters and Sounds, a phonics resource published by the Department for Education and Skills in 2007.

The scheme splits the learning into phases. The children work in the phase which is the most appropriate to their stage if learning.

With degrees of overlap we aim for Reception children to work within Phases 2, 3 and 4, Year 1 children to be working at Phases 4 and 5 and Year 2 children on Phase 6 with consolidation of Phase 5.

Please see the table below for all our Phonics planning

Phase 2

See attached planning

Phase 3

See attached planning

Phase 4

See attached planning

Phase 5

See attached planning

Phase 6

After the formal letters and Sounds planning, phase six moves onto spelling patterns, prefixes, suffixes and types of words such as homophones and contractions ( see Year 2 word list appendix)