Phonics and Reading

This page of our website is dedicated to our phonics and reading programmes.

To help your children in Key Stage 2 with their reading at home, please have a look at this page of our website for useful guidance.


In Early Years and Key Stage 1 we use the Read Write Inc scheme to assist in the teaching of phonics. Have a look on for more information. Also, click here to read correspondence explaining how the Read Write Inc scheme would work, and click here to see frequently asked questions and answers that might help your understanding.

Below you will also see links to videos that will help you better understand Read Write Inc., and well as a link to the presentation given to Reception parents at the beginning of the Autumn term.

Link to Read Write Inc presentation

Set 1 Stretchy Sounds 

Set 1 Bouncy Sounds

Importance of Reading

Teaching Spelling

Diagraphs - two letters one sound

In 2016 we were awarded 'Model School' status for Read Write Inc. This was an acknowledgement of the quality of teaching and for our pupil attainment. We also host training days for other schools on site. 

In Early Years and Key Stage 1 we use the RWI ‘bookbag’ books that match the phonics the children are learning in school that week. This book resource provides a varied choice of writing styles, genres and artwork styles at every level, enabling the children to become confident readers.

Pupils in Year 2 through to Year 6 have a dedicated half hour of Guided Reading at the start of each day. Guided Reading books have been chosen to complement the topics pupils are studying within foundation subjects and may also link to the genre pupils are learning about in English lessons.

To further develop a love of reading, teachers read to their classes at the end of most days for 10 minutes. In the document 'Overview of Guiding Reading by Year Group' below you can see the books that pupils across the school are reading together.

Click here to download a list of reading books recommended for primary children.

Downloadable Files