Phonics and Reading
At Shafton Primary we want all children to leave us at the end of Year 6 confident, fluent readers with a love of reading. Children are given lots of opportunities to read in a variety of different lessons and areas around our school. We strongly believe that if a child can read then they will be successful in all areas of our curriculum.
We have a large library where children can read for pleasure a book of their choice, reading and phonic interventions take place in our library. We also have many artefacts for the children to use whilst reading books.
Phonics and Early Reading
At Shafton Primary Academy we are using the Oxford Reading Tree series to take your child through the early stages of learning to read. In EYFS the children are taught early reading skills using phonic knowledge this is then built upon in KS1 where the children We are using the Floppy’s Phonics teaching programme, which is a step-by-step phonics reading scheme. It introduces the children to the letters and sounds (the alphabetic code) that are at the foundation of all reading and writing.
What is phonics?