Reading, Phonics and Spelling

Reading

At St Anne’s, we aim to inspire children to expand their knowledge of a range of books and foster a positive relationship with literature. We hope children will develop a love of reading, build on their interests and become fluent readers.

We use a variety of schemes in school including, the Oxford Reading Tree, Phonics Bug Club and Collins Big Cat. Children will have the opportunity to visit the class and main school library weekly.*

All children in EYFS and KS1 will take home a phonically decodable book linked to their phonic phase. These will be changed as children progress through the sets within each phase. Banded reading scheme books will also be sent home and this is to be shared between parent and child and read together (if needed). Both books will continue to be changed weekly.

EYFS

1 x phonics book

1 x scheme books + x1 library book*

Phonics and scheme books changed each week by TA.

KS1

1 x phonics book

1 x scheme books + x1 library book*

Phonics and scheme books changed each week by TA.

 

KS2

1x scheme book changed by child when completed

1x library book either class library or main library visited weekly*

*Please note, due to COVID, the school library is not yet being used however, children in KS1 and KS2 do have access to their class library which has a wide selection of exciting books for varying abilities.

Reading progression table

Year group Book Band Colour
Reception
Working towards the expected standard Lilac, pink, red
Working at the expected standard Yellow
Working at the greater depth standard Light blue
Year 1
Working towards the expected standard Light blue/ Green or below
Working at the expected standard Orange
Working at the greater depth standard Turquoise
Year 2
Working towards the expected standard Purple/Gold or below
Working at the expected standard White/Lime
Working at the greater depth standard Lime
Year 3
Working towards the expected standard Lime or below
Working at the expected standard Copper
Working at the greater depth standard Topaz
Year 4
Working towards the expected standard Copper/Topaz or below
Working at the expected standard Ruby
Working at the greater depth standard Emerald
Year 5
Working towards the expected standard Ruby or below
Working at the expected standard Emerald
Working at the greater depth standard Sapphire
Year 6
Working towards the expected standard Emerald or below
Working at the expected standard Sapphire/Diamond
Working at the greater depth standard Diamond/Pearl

 

Phonics and Spelling

In EYFS and KS1, we use the DfE Letters and Sounds and Phonics Bug to deliver phonics lessons. In KS2, we continue to use DfE Letters and Sounds where necessary, Support for Spelling and No Nonsense Spelling alongside Spelling Shed. Spellings are sent home and tested weekly. We encourage children to practise their spellings using the Spelling Shed log ins provided by school.