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Early Reading and Phonics


Our early learners are taught phonics sessions systematically, with a key focus on developing pupils decoding skills. From Reception onwards into Key Stage 1, pupils should be able to blend words quickly and accurately using the phonic knowledge and skills that they have already learnt. Children, in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 learn through a daily phonics session, following the Read, Write Inc programme. We have named these lessons 'leapfrog' as Fred the frog helps us to learn the sounds such as c-a-t for cat.

Early Reading 

In our EYFS provision, pupils have access to a range of familiar stories through whole class reading opportunities and selecting books from their Love of Reading book corners to share at home. In Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 pupils also access their Love of Reading book corners to choose books to share at home as well as decodable book bag books matched to their reading ability from Read, Write Inc. Children are also sent home with Floppy Copies which are black and white copies of the story book they are reading in their Read Write Inc group.

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