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Reading and Phonics

Our core reading scheme is Oxford Reading Tree. This is supported by the BBC. Click here to access materials to help your child.

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Phonics

We use Letters and Sounds as our main phonics scheme but support this with Floppy's Phonics.

Click here to access support for phonics

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Mr Parkinson has produced some additional material to help you to support your child with phonics.

Accelerated Reader - Key Stage 2

We have transormed our library and introduced a reading system called Accelerated Reader - it works pretty much the same way as Reading Pro, which the children are already familiar with, whereby they take an initial test which assesses their reading level, which then gives them a range within which they should be reading to make the most progress - on accelerated reader this is called the Z.P.D. (zone of proximal development) - catchy, I know. After reading the book, the children need to take a quiz to test their comprehension, and sometimes their vocabulary knowledge.

Year 2 to Year 6 will complete an initial Star Test, the results of which will give them their book level - this will either be recorded on their reading record or on a book mark.

We have plenty of books for them to choose from in school, but when buying books for children at home, it would also be beneficial if you bought ones that were within your child's range. If you use this weblink: https://www.arbookfind.co.uk/UserType.aspx?RedirectURL=%2fdefault.aspx and then use the 'advanced' tab, you can search for book titles by their ZPD level and interest level. I hope you find that useful.

See the Parents' Guide below for your interest - please ask if you'd like to know more.

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