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Little Leigh Primary School and Preschool

Educating hearts, educating minds

Our Phonics and Reading Scheme

The school aims to develop literate pupils who:

  • Read with confidence, fluency and understanding, orchestrating a range of independent strategies to self-monitor and correct
  • Understand the sound and spelling system and use this to read accurately
  • Have an interest in a wide range of texts and read for enjoyment and information
  • Have an interest in words and their meaning
  • Understand a range of text types and genres
  • Evaluate and justify their preferences
  • Develop powers of imagination, inventiveness and critical awareness.

The school teaches reading through a combination of approaches:

  • Whole class shared reading.
  • Listening to books together.
  • Guided reading in groups with the teacher.
  • Supported reading in groups with TAs.
  • Independent reading at school and at home.
  • Introducing the work of different authors as role models.

Phonics Scheme

Reading Scheme

Across Reception and KS1, we use Collins Big Cat phonic texts to support reading and phonic development.

For individual reading and reading at home, we use the Collins Big Cat scheme from stages 1 to 9. This is complemented by a quality text by an author suitable for their stage of reading development.. 

In KS2 we have a wide selection of texts used for whole class reading sessions. Teachers also use a wide range of resources, such as excerpts from websites or newspaper excerpts from publishers such as ‘First News’.

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