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KS1 Phonics & Reading Schemes

We use a number of teaching schemes for early reading here at Crossley Fields. 

From September 2022 we will be using the Essential Letters and Sounds Phonics scheme. This is a scheme which has been validated by the Department of Education. It provides a systematic and rigorous way of teaching Phonics across Foundation Stage and Year 1. Alongside this, we have purchased lots of new decodable reading books which support the Phonics scheme. We have liaised with other schools using the scheme and we know it will enhance the way we teach Phonics enormously. There will be further information provided for parents of children in Foundation Stage and Year 1 in the academic year 2022/2023.

Oxford Reading Tree Scheme' is another phonics based teaching program based around the characters Biff, Chip, Kipper and Floppy!

Reception classes use a scheme known as 'Squiggle Whilst you Wiggle!' which is a pedagogy for giving children the motor, observation and imaginative skills to read and write.

We also use the whole school reading and writing programme 'Project X'.

Follow the links below for further information.

Free Letters and Sounds Phonics Resources

Oxford Reading Tree

Oxford Owl

Project X