Phonics and reading

Children in the Foundation Stage begin to develop their understanding of phonics using the ‘Jolly Phonics’ scheme alongside other directed and child-initiated activities. All staff use the ‘Letters and Sounds’ guidance to inform their planning around phonics and spelling.

We use a range of resources to support children’s reading: books from a number of different published schemes are organised to guide children’s progression and offer a wider range of texts than any single scheme.

Staff also have access to additional resources and intervention programmes such as ‘Rapid Read’ and ‘Read Write Inc’ to support children who may need additional help with their reading skills.