Reading & Phonics

Reading Scheme:

We use a variety of reading schemes within our school, including:

  • Rigby Rocket
  • Big Cat
  • Lighthouse
  • Rising Stars
  • All aboard
  • Ginn

These are colour banded appropriately according to their levels.

Emphasis in Foundation Stage is on the development of reading by incorporating synthetic phonics and guided group reading sessions.

As your child develops into a more confident, independent reader the emphasis is placed on their ability to understand the text rather than moving through the scheme.This ensures that as they become proficient readers, their understanding and knowledge of text develops.

Children are encouraged to re-read texts in order to develop their fluency, confidence and expression, especially when they are at the instructional stage where they need to segment and blend many words?


To help you can visit some of these websites:

Please remember to encourage and praise your child. It is estimated that there are around hald a million words in the English language! In addition to this, it is known to be one of the hardest languages in the world to learn to read and write.

If you have any further concerns or questions please don't hesitate to speak to Mrs Albaya.