Phonics and Reading Schemes - Key Stage 1
Phonics: As a school we follow the Letters and Sounds phonics resource for Phases One to Four (Nursery and Reception children), followed by the School Improvement Liverpool Phonics Plans (Year 1 onwards).
Reading: For early reading, we use a variety of phonics based reading books, allowing our children to apply the skills learned in phonics lessons. We use 'Big Cat Phonics' books for guided reading which link to the Letters and Sounds Phonic phases.
Our more advanced readers have a variety of different schemes, including the phonics based Project X, to develop comprehension and sight words as well as providing breadth and depth.
For parts of our English curriculum and for use as Class novels we use the texts recommended from Pie Corbett's Reading Spine. These group quality fiction texts for different year groups. Our aim is that during the children's time with us, they will meet as many of the texts and authors as possible.
‘Imagine a primary school where, over seven or eight years, children are read to, enjoy, discuss and work with a core of around 80 books. These ‘essential reads’ would be a store of classics, creating a living library inside a child’s mind…Schools that have a reading spine build a common bank of stories that bind the community together’ – Pie Corbett.