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Our reading in EYFS and KS1


In Phonics we follow Letters and Sounds. The children learn the jolly phonics actions in EYFS to support their learning/retention of grapheme sound correspondence. 


In EYFS and KS1 children take home three reading books a week. These are: 


1) An 'independent book' which is fully decodable and matched to the child's current phonics skill level. They are able to read this book independently without any support. 


2) A 'sharing book'. This book comes from a book banded scheme (including Oxford Reading Tree, Floppy Phonics and Project X). These books are slightly more challenging and may contain a couple of words or sounds that the children may need support with.


3) A 'reading for pleasure book'. This book is chosen by the child from a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books. This is a book parents/carers can read to and share with their child.


All children have access to Bug Club, an online reading platform, where their class teacher can allocate books for them to read at the appropriate book banded level. 



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