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Witchampton CofE First School

Early Phonics and Reading

From the time children start school in Reception they are taught phonics using the Letters and Sounds Phonics Development programme, with aspects of Read, Write Inc.

Children are taught in mixed ability groups once they enter KS1. Learning includes aspects of the Year2/3 Planning Exemplification and Spelling programme with LCP guidance. A range of phonics focused reading books, recently purchased through the DfE match funding scheme supports the further development of phonics and 'tricky' words as they progress.

For further reading development the school uses the Oxford Reading Tree Floppy Phonics and Songbirds together with a variety of other books from which the children may choose to develop their confidence as readers. Children are encouraged to read widely from a range of fiction and non-fiction texts including books of special or personal interest as they begin to put their phonics learning into practice.

You can access the Oxford Owl website by clicking here.