Everton Primary School

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How we teach children to read

Phonics is taught throughout the school in response to pupils' needs. In the Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 we use Letters and Sounds and Jolly Phonics to teach phonics. In Key Stage 2 phonics is embedded into learning across the curriculum.


Our books are banded into colour groups, which contain a wide selection that incorporate fiction and non-fiction texts. Our books include texts from Pearson Bug Club, Collins Big Cats and Oxford Reading Tree and further companies and authors to supplement the range of choice. Pupils can select any book from their book band colour to read at home and in school. Staff regularly assess pupils' reading through guided reading and individual sessions. To support the monitoring of progress through book bands, ongoing assessments are used to ensure pupils are challenged appropriately. 


From Year 2 onwards children are introduced to the Accelerated Reader programme. This involves the use of quizzes and activities to support children's further comprehension skills.


If you would like further information please do not hesitate to speak to your child's class teacher.