Reading & Phonics

The reading scheme we use at Holy Trinity consists of a variety of books from different publishers.  In the initial stages of reading we use decodeable reads, mainly BBC Words and Pictures, interspersed with Rigby Star and Collins Big Cat books. As the children become more fluent readers they independently choose from boxes of banded books at differing levels, these are referred to by colours.  These books consist of Oxford Reading Tree, National Geographic, Rigby Star, PM Story Books, Collins Big Cat and Ginn Lighthouse books. When the children are confident, independent readers they move onto Ginn Pockets books before choosing books from our school library.

From Nursery to Year 3, children follow the Letters and Sounds phonics programme, working in a group with other children who are at the same stage. In Key Stage 2 children receive spelling lessons based on the spellings for their year group as outlined in the National Curriculum for English.