Reading & Phonics


Reading & Phonics
Phonics Scheme
The school has adopted the Letters and Sounds document to teach phonics.

Phonics Scheme

At St Clare’s Catholic Primary we believe that the teaching and learning of synthetic phonics is of substantial value to your child’s ability to learn to read.

We follow the government’s approved scheme, which is Letters and Sounds.

Click on the link below for more information

Letters and Sounds Website Link

Initially in Early Years we introduce phonics in a much more kinesthetic method where by children have a much more fun and hands on approach. This scheme is the Jolly Phonics.

Click on the link below for more information

Jolly Learning Website Link

Phonics is offered on a daily basis in E.Y.F.S. and KS1 and is continued as necessary into KS2.

Reading Scheme
Free websites:

  • BBC Revisewise- Great for year 6 Sat revision and videos to explain what the key reading skills are.
  • BBC Nursery songs A collection of nursery songs from the Early Learning series Listen and Play and Playtime, both of which are currently available on iplayer and as podcasts
  • Book Trust Suggested books for children, advice on how to read with your child, book lists, fun games, competitions to win free books, Children's Book Club etc.
  • Love Reading Expert recommendations and opening extracts of books.
  • Oxford Owl Phonics advice and access to free E-Books. Free to register. Children can independently listen to a story being read to them while they follow the words.
  • Pearson Publisher’s website designed to give parents help and advice for reading with children.
  • Phonics A useful website featuring free resources for KS1 (and the option of subscribing)