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Reading & Phonics

Reading is a priority at Endsleigh Holy Child VC Academy

The importance of reading and phonics at Endsleigh Holy Child

Reading plays a vital role in the development and education of your child. At Endsleigh Holy Child we ensure that pupils have lots of opportunities to read in lots of different contexts. We continually strive to promote a love of reading.


In Key Stage One we deliver a consistent approach to phonics using a programme called Read, Write Inc. Every pupil in Foundation Stage and Key Stage One works through the programme to help them decode (sound out) words that they read. Reading is linked into understanding what they have read. Using small group work on a daily basis allows staff to pin point any individual who may need additional support in this area and will plan intervention activities if needed.

Reading schemes

Pupils read through a set of book banded books. Each colour in the book band is a different level. We provide a wide range of books at different levels within a book band. The pupils know which book band they are working at and recognise the book band that they are working towards.