Reading Scheme

Our younger children start to learn to read at the beginning of reception. At this stage children take home two reading books, one book which matches their phonic ability and another which develops wider reading skills (inference, vocabulary, retrieval). These books are from our ‘New Close Reading Spine’ and are based primarily around the Oxford Reading Tree scheme.

As our children become more confident, fluent and independent readers they no longer require a phonic book but continue to bring home a book from the richer reading scheme. This continues until they become ‘Free Readers’. At this stage children will be fully confident and fluent readers. In addition, they should be able to discuss their book and author choices.

Children will be reading their book with an adult in school, in addition to other reading activities. Children are also expected to read regularly at home too.