Key Stage 1 Phonics and Reading Schemes
We use Read Write Inc. to teach phonics. It teaches children the sounds in English, the letters that represent them, and how to form the letters when writing. Read Write Inc. Phonics includes reading books written using only the letters they have learnt at each level (and a small number of separately taught tricky words). The children will quickly feel confident and successful.
Our reading schemes include: Oxford Reading Tree Rigby Star Ginn All Aboard Collins Pathways Treetops Reading 360 Pocket Books We use a range of schemes in order to show the children that books come in many forms. We also supplement the schemes with a variety of other books and reading materials.
Please encourage your child to read a wide variety of books, comics and other materials. Perhaps as a family you might like to join the local library. You are the best role models for your children and if they see you enjoying reading they too will want to read. The key point to remember is that we want all of our children to have a love of reading and become lifelong readers.
We Love Reading!
Follow the link for some recommended books by key stage:
Oxford Owl is an excellent website full of tips for parents to encourage and help their children with reading. See the website links below:
Struggling Readers: www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/reading-site/expert-help/helping-struggling-readers
Encouraging Readers: www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/reading-site/expert-help/encouraging-reading
Encouraging Boys to Read: www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/reading-site/expert-help/encouraging-boys
Reading in the Holidays: www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/reading-site/expert-help/reading-in-the-holidays
Other excellent reading websites include:
Key Stage 1 & 2:
Key Stage 2:
A useful site for spellings is: