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Phonics and Reading in KS1

At Salmestone School we use 'Letters and Sounds' as our phonics scheme.


From reception children take home book banded (colour-coded) reading books, which are suitable for their reading ability to read at home and in school during independent reading time. The school does not have one main scheme but instead utilises the best from a variety of schemes so a child’s learning journey can be flexible.

Examples of schemes used are: Oxford Reading Tree, Dandelion readers and Rigby Reading scheme, Children on the reading scheme can read other books from home and this can also be recorded in the reading record.

Once children have reach the lime band they become ‘free readers’ and can choose any book from the class library or from home. Children are encouraged to read a variety of genres and authors. The range of books chosen is monitored by the teacher and through the Home‐School Reading Record,  


For further information regarding the curriculum please contact your child's class teacher or the school office.