“Reading for pleasure is the single most important indicator of a child’s future success” OECD, 2002
At Ebchester Primary School we follow the Letters and Sounds phonics scheme.
In the Infants, all pupils take part in daily phonics sessions based of the Letters and Sounds document. Through 6 overlapping phases, we aim to build children’s speaking and listening skills in their own right as well as to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills. It sets out a detailed and systematic programme for teaching phonic skills for children with the aim of them becoming fluent readers by the age of seven.
We use the Collins Big Cat reading scheme for our Infant children. These books are matched to the the phonetic focus that the pupils will be working on in class. Hero Academy and Phonics Bug books are also available for the children to read- these are also linked to the Letters and Sounds phase the pupils are working in.
Junior pupils follow the Oxford University Press Treetops scheme. All pupils are encouraged to enjoy a wide range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry books at home and at school. All pupils select a library book on a weekly basis to share with family and friends at home.
If you would like any further details on either how phonics is taught or suggestions of suitable reading books, please do not hesitate to contact the school and speak to your child’s class teacher.