Reading and Phonics EYFS and KS 1
At St Matthew’s phonics is taught throughout Key Stage 1 following the structure of Letters and Sounds which is supplemented by Jolly Phonics in EYFS.
Oxford Reading Tree’s Project X is the scheme used for Guided reading in EYFS and key stage 1. We supplement this with individual and home reads which are taken from a variety of different schemes so that we expose the children to a range of different text types, layouts, illustrations etc. These include:
Oxford reading tree (not Project X)
Collins Big Cat
Storyteller Raging Rivers
In addition to this each classroom has a book corner which is stocked with a variety of books to enthuse and inspire the children and instil a love of reading into all our pupils. Advice is taken from The Book Trust reading list when stocking our book corners. This is also available for parents to view online at the link below: