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Phonics and Reading at Shrubland Street

At Shrubland Street all children learn their sounds through the phonics scheme; Read Write Inc. Children are taught in small groups and assessed on a half termly basis. Teaching is fine tuned according to these assessments and groups are organised so that gaps in the children's knowledge and language development can be addressed quickly.

The pronunciation of the phonemes is very important. Please watch the video below so you can help support your child at home to sound the phonemes correctly. 



Once a child has achieved the expected standard of phonic competence, in the majority of cases at the end of Year 1, they move on to our reading Scheme which is linked to our phonics programme. This scheme is; Oxford Reading Tree and is a graded scheme that supports reading confidence, encourages challenge and provides a variety of texts for children to enjoy as they move through school. Parents are expected to regularly listen to their child read, while school uses guided reading and reading comprehension sessions to enhance deeper inderstanding of text. This is also supplemented by targetted 1 to 1 support where necessary.

 Reading is really important to us at Shrubland Street and we work hard to promote a love of literature.

Check out our Reading Project  and Patron of Reading pages on the website. 

Shrubland Street Key Texts - 2021-2022

2022-23 Key Texts

Writing at Shrubland Street

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