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Reading Scheme / Phonics Scheme

  • Current Reading and Phonics Schemes – Our reading scheme in Foundation and KS1 includes Big Cat Phonics, Collins Big Cat, Song Birds and Oxford Reading Tree. Oxford Reading Tree is our dominant scheme. Our phonics programme is based upon the DFE ‘Letters and Sounds’ framework. Elements of jolly phonics and 'read, write ink' resources are used to develop the children's understanding of letters and sounds. 


  • Reading books are book banded across Foundation stage and KS1. The reading books connect closely to the phonics knowledge pupils are taught when they are learning to read. Once children have worked through the book band system, they are able to select books from a wide selection of 'free choice'.