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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 Key Stage 1 to teach phonics and reading skills. 

We use two main reading schemes within the school these being Oxford Reading Tree (ORT) 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 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