last updated 08/03/2021 by CCampbell



Completion of Reading Award letter St Charles' RC Primary School



Here at St Charles, we teach phonics based on individual chldren's ability to ensure that reading and knowledge of the English language develops at a fast pace. 

We follow the "Letters and Sounds" schedule and scheme of work to aid the delivery of all phonics lessons across the school. We teach in small groups and work collaboratively to ensure all children make accelerated progress.

Phonics continues into KS2, especially for children who still need extra reinforcement with key sounds.



Reading at home

Each child is expected to read, at home, at least 3 times per week.  We fully appreciate that evenings and weekends are precious times, but believe that time spent developing a love of reading and books at an early age provides a great grounding for learning.

As the children move through KS1, they will begin to access the next stage of books which are banded by colour.  Each colour represents a band of books linked closely with reading assessment levels.

Take a look at the Oxford Reading Tree website for some fun activities to complete


Reading in School

We endeavour to listen to children read on a daily basis, either during guided reading, individual reading or within a phonics or class session. 

Literacy Target Passports

Book Quiz

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