We follow Letters and Sounds which is a phonics resource published by the Department for Education and Skills in 2007. It aims to build children’s speaking and listening skills in their own right as well as to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills. It sets out a detailed and systematic programme for teaching phonic skills to children from the start of their Reception year, with the aim of them becoming fluent readers by the end of Key Stage 1. In addition, we use the Jolly Phonics resources to support the delivery of Letters and Sounds, particularly when introducing the sounds in the early stages of the programme.
Our reading scheme is Oxford Reading Tree. Rooted in reading for pleasure and with systematic phonics at its heart, it provides a progressive scheme which enables children to become ever more confident and fluent readers as they complete their journey from Reception to Year 6. Oxford Owl Reading has further resources for parents to help children with their reading at home.