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Phonics and Reading


Pupils from Year R upwards use the  Letters and Sounds phonics. Generally speaking pupils in Year R do phases 1-4, Year 1 phases 3-5 and Year 2 phases 5-6.


This should only be considered a guide as it is dependent on each pupil individually.



In Years R-3 (dependent on the individual child) pupils read books with coloured book bands.


As they develop and progress as readers Year 2 pupils will start to read their own books and books from school reading areas/ library.


Please download the document below to find out about what the 'Age Related Expectations' (AREs) are for different year groups across the school