Across Early Years & KS1 children are taught Phonics following the Letters and Sounds programme. This resource aims to build children’s speaking and listening skills as well as preparing children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills. 

Phonics is recommended as the first strategy that children should be taught in helping them learn to read. It runs alongside other teaching methods such as Guided Reading and Shared Reading to help children develop all the other vital reading skills and hopefully give them a real love of reading.



We aim to develop each child’s ability, understanding and enjoyment as a reader.

Many exciting and rewarding activities are arranged in school to promote the pleasure and knowledge that can be gained from books, i.e. celebrating different authors, making books, using drama, dance and music to illustrate texts.

Earlier this year we held a book fair and thanks to your generosity raised hundreds of pounds to spend on new books.  Children from all classes have been enjoying them in our 'Whispering Wood'!