Reading and Phonics

Reading and Phonics

At Queen’s Drive our reading is taught through systematic, synthetic phonics using Letters and Sounds.  The children are taught in groups reflecting the phase of the phonics programme they are currently working within.  Children are taught on a daily basis in their phonics groups and are engaged in lively, hands on phonics activities which develop their reading and spelling skills.

Throughout EYFS and Key Stage 1, the teaching of reading is supported by a wide range of high quality school and home reading books.  Our reading books include Floppy’s phonics and Songbirds from Oxford Reading Tree and Phonics bug and Collins Big Cat.  Reading books also include non-fiction, poetry and fiction books from well know children’s authors such as Julia Donaldson, Anthony Browne and Michael Rosen.

Below you will find an overview of our reading book bands. It is linked directly to the phonics we teach at Key Stage One.

Please click on the link below for our reading book band chart;