Supporting your child with reading
In the last term of Nursery the children are introduced to the characters from the 'Oxford Reading Tree'. This is the main reading scheme we use in school, but we also use other reading schemes and resources to support the teaching of reading. In Reception class the children will be introduced to the characters of the Oxford Reading Tree if they have not previously been to our Nursery, and all children will be given a book to take home and share with parents. A guide to supporting your child with their early reading can be found above. Reading is taught in a variety of different ways and we encourage the children to try and read a variety of different reading materials both at home and at school, not just the Oxford Reading Tree. Learning to read is taught within the teaching of Phonics.
We follow Letters and Sounds to teach Phonics.
At St Luke's Halsall we follow Letters and Sounds to teach Phonics. Nursery teach using Phase 1. Reception teach using Phase 2 and Phase 3, and where appropriate will start to introduce Phase 4. In Y1 onwards the children will be taught using Phase 2-5 depending upon their phonic ability.
Year 1 Phonics Sample Tests