Phonics Programme and Reading Scheme
The teaching of Phonics through Letters and Sounds commences in Reception. The Reading Scheme is organised in relation to the Phonic phases. Reading books are linked to the phonic phases with the main scheme being Bug Club (Phonics Programme and Reading scheme) supplemented with other schemes linked to the phases. Books are colour coded according to the phonic phases. After Phase Five the colour coding continues using the Book Banding system related to reading ages.
Pupils in Reception Class start to learn the joins for the cursive script.
We aim to use a joined cursive handwriting script from Year 1.
We have recently updated our Handwriting scheme and now use a published scheme across school.