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Reading & Phonics


EYFS and Key Stage 1 Phonics and Reading Schemes
 
Children at St Mary’s enjoy reading and are given the opportunity to do so during individual and guided reading sessions.  We also have a shared reading session weekly, where children in EYFS and Key Stage 1 pair up with a different child each week from Key Stage 2.
 
Once the children finish reading the Rigby Star scheme in Year 2, they are able to choose their own book from within the class library.  Children are also allowed to bring in books  from home that they wish to read. An adult will check that the book is suitable and we ask that it is kept in the school book bag, so we can listen to the child reading it.


EYFS and KS1 Phonics and Reading Scheme


At St Mary’s we are well resourced to teach phonics and have a wide range of resources available.  We are very proud of our results from the phonics screening tests.
 
Year                        Achieved pass mark
2019 77%
2018 93%
2017 93%
2016 93%
2015 93%
2014 96%
2013 100%
2012 93%

 

 
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