St George's CE Primary School St George's CE Primary School

St George's CE Primary School

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Reading and Phonics

At St George’s we use ‘Supersonic Phonics Friends’ to support the sequence and teaching of phonics and reading within Early Years and beyond.


We use a variety of reading schemes within school to support the teaching of reading.  These include Bug Club, Oxford Reading Tree and Project X.   Children have access to a fully decodable book that is matched to their phonic knowledge or reading ability, alongside a reading for pleasure book.

In the summer term every Year 1 child will take a statutory Phonics Screening Check.  This is a phonic based check where the children will be expected to read 40 simple, decodable words including nonsense words.  This is a process to identify if children have met the expected standard for their age.  Children will be rechecked in Year 2 if they do not reach the expected standard.


Phonics in Key Stage 2

For some children, phonics teaching will continue in Key Stage 2.  The teaching of phonics in Key Stage 2 will be dependent on the assessment needs of the individuals and groups in each cohort. 


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