Phonics and Reading Schemes
At St Ambrose's we use a combination of Floppy Phonics, Rigby Star and Oxford Reading Tree resources to help develop a love of reading in Key Stage 1.
In phonics St Ambrose's follow the Read Write Inc Phonics Scheme by Ruth Miskin. (This is already stated on the website under EYFS).
In Key Stage 2 children continue on the school reading scheme (consisting of a combination of Floppy Phonics, Rigby Star and Oxford Reading Tree books) until they are ready and encouraged to be 'Free Readers' where they choose their own books to read. We have 'Free Reader' books in each classroom or children can read books from home or from our school library.
Some children in Year 4 - 6 take part in the 'Fresh Start Read Write Inc' reading intervention to aid phonic knowledge and develop comprehension skills.