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The Weald CofE Primary School

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Being an Author (Readers and Writers)

Phonics and Reading


To ensure that our children are prepared for life long learning, we are passionate that they should all be able to read at an age appropriate level, as a minimum. Our stimulus for this begins with a variety of opportunities to read for pleasure, alongside the systematic teaching of phonics and the purposeful teaching of reading techniques, all being woven throughout our curriculum.

Regular phonics and reading assessments (using the PM Benchmark Kit) take place each half term in order to monitor children's progress and to undertake rapid intervention if required. 


We follow the Letters and Sounds phonic scheme and a variety of reading schemes including Ginn and Oxford Reading Tree.

The PM Benchmark Book Banding System supports us in supporting children and their teachers, to select appropriate books.

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