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Deeping St James C.P. School

Inspire to learn, achieve together



We aim to provide children with the necessary skills to communicate creatively and imaginatively, therefore enabling them to succeed in the wider world. We recognise the importance of a systematic approach to the teaching of reading and writing throughout the school, including a progressive and engaging high-quality Phonics and Spelling programme. We follow Letters and Sounds in EYFS and Key Stage 1 to teach phonics and reading skills. 

Across the school we have Reading Buddies. These reading buddies are members of the local community who volunteer weekly to read with children. Each class has at least one reading buddy. We really appreciate the time and support these adults give to the school. 

We use two main reading schemes within the school these being Collins Big Cat books and Ruth Miskin phonic based books, which are generally used for in school group reading. The general ORT books are also supplemented by extension ORT books.

In Key Stage 2, if needed, children access Collins Big Cat, Oxford University Press Project X books and Rigby Navigator books.

Please take a look at this Phonics video on Youtube:  Phonics video- simple sounds

Additional material can be viewed in the attachments below