At Red Lane we use a variety of reading schemes to support the teaching of phonics and reading. In the infants we use Oxford Reading Tree, Project X, Bug Club, Floppy’s Phonics and Rigby Star. All our children work through a variety of reading schemes encompassing a range of genres such as fiction, non fiction and plays that are book banded according to different levels. The teacher will inform you via your child’s Reading Record/Journal the level at which your child is reading. Our approach to teaching reading is wide ranging and includes regular group reading sessions, individual reading and library sessions.

Children are encouraged to read daily at home and will bring home a Reading Record/Journal for you to sign every day.

We follow the Letters and Sounds framework – more information is available in our EYFS/KS1 policy download.

We also run regular parent workshops so parents feel confident supporting their child’s reading development at home.

School has recently spent £10,000 on new books for guided read and the library!

EYFS and KS1 Reading Policy