Reading at Ash Church of England School

Reading is a very important part of everyday at our school. We wish to encourage the children to develop the skills needed to become proficient readers who have a passion for it. A love of reading is life long and we aim to plant the beginnings to help every child access texts for pleasure and for information.

We use a variety of resources to support our teaching of Phonics and Reading. Here are some of the books and schemes which we use in our school:

  • Jolly Phonics
  • Letters and Sounds
  • Phonics Bug
  • Jelly and Bean
  • Oxford Reading Tree – Floppy’s Phonics, Songbirds, Treetops
  • All Aboard
  • Rapid Readers
  • Pops Resources
  • Jets
  • My World
  • Rockets
  • Sunshine Spirals
  • Collins Big Cat

We also have a wide selection of reading books which we have graded to support the transition from scheme readers to free choice. This ensures that the children can gradually move towards more independent reading.

All children have the opportunity to borrow books from the school library to support their interest in reading.