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School Reading Scheme Overview

In Key Stage 1, the children follow the Read Write Inc programme for Phonics, in line with the National Curriculum, and are taught phonics daily. Phonically regular texts are provided at these early stages so that children have the opportunity to practise and apply their phonic knowledge and skills and their knowledge of common exception words.

As the children’s ability to segment and blend develops, they are presented with a wider range of reading books.

The school uses schemed books for Guided Reading in KS1 and KS2 to provide a range of engaging and stimulating fiction/non-fiction texts. These include the schemes from Oxford Reading Tree: Tree Tops; Song Birds; Fire Flies and Oxford Literacy Web.


However, a wide range of sets of real books, chapter books and other good quality texts are provided to school from St Helen’s Library Services from early KS1. This continues termly through the school, the class teacher selecting books to challenge and extend the children’s comprehension skills.


For those children in KS2 who still need specific phonics practice, phonics books in the Oxford Reading Tree ‘Jackdaw’ and ‘More Jackdaw’ books are available.

For non-fiction texts we use ‘Ginn Science’ scheme across the school, as well as a wide variety of individual non-fiction books covering a range of topics.