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Reading and Phonics

Reading and Phonics at Oakdale Junior School


A love of reading is crucial for our children and our school promotes reading as something special.  We are passionate about teaching reading with high quality texts, not just in English lessons but across the curriculum.  This is through whole class shared reading, guided reading and specific interventions for children who need additional support with their reading. 


We use Read Write Inc. to support the development of early reading skills for children who have not passed their phonics test in Key Stage 1. This intervention provides a systematic and methodical approach to the teaching of phonics and effective assessment to support progress.  This scheme has been recommended as a validated systemic synthetic phonic programme by the DfE.