Reading and Phonics Schemes

Reading areas in school
 
Reading is such an important part of every day in school. We make sure our reading areas are inviting, comfortable and stocked with the latest and greatest books. We constantly refresh our books in school and encourage all children to develop a love of reading. Find out more about our Reading Champions below!
Reading Champions.
 
Meet our Christ Church Reading Champions. These children love reading and want to share how great reading is with others in and outside of school. We meet every week to share our love of reading and suggest books to each other. We even help out with collective worship with book recommendations and at break times share stories with others. Christ Church library is now open in our main entrance,  come and borrow a book to share at home and return it when you’re finished!
Recommended Reads
 
Check out this link below for Mr Needham's and our Reading Champions’ Recommended Reads!
Reading schemes used in school:
 
Little Wandle Letters & Sounds Revised - these books are primarily used in EYFS and KS1 to allow children to read books closely matched to their phonics phase of development
Oxford Reading Tree & Project X - these books continue to match the progression of children's reading ages as assessed by the Salford Reading test. 
 
As always, we encourage the use of other books at home and from the library to develop children's reading for pleasure. This is why we have invested heavily in a more diverse and current collection of books within each classroom through the 100 book reading challenge.

EYFS & KS1 Phonics schemes in use:
 
Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised. More information about this programme can be found in the English section of the Humanities curriculum page.
Parents and carers reading workshops.
 
On the 20th and 27th of January we held some reading workshops to introduce parents and carers to our new Little Wandle Letters and Sounds revised phonics scheme. We also shared some tips on supporting your child with their phonics at home as well as how you can inspire children with their reading. 

Thank you so much to those who attended and we hope you found the workshops useful. We are always open to running these workshops again in the future so please just get in touch with school if you missed out.