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Curriculum Overviews

Phonics and Reading Schemes

The scheme used for Phonics is primarily Letters and Sounds and is supplemented by Jolly Phonics.

The Reading Scheme is Oxford Reading Tree, supplemented by a range of books for our Elite Readers.

Our Reading Curriculum is based around the following:

Year Books/Stories
Nursery Traditional Tales and Nursery Rhymes
Stories by Helen Oxenbury and Jez Alborough
Reception Traditional Tales and Nursery Rhymes
Stories by Nick Sharratt and Ian Whybrow
Year 1 Julia Donaldson: The Gruffalo; Room on the Broom; Monkey Puzzle
Janet and Allen Ahlberg: The Jolly Postman; Funnybones
Year 2 Hans Christian Anderson: The Little Mermaid; The Match Girl; The Steadfast Tin Soldier
Roald Dahl: George’s Marvellous Medicine; The Twits; Charlie and The Chocolate Factory
Year 3 Francesca Simon: Horrid Henry and the Zombie Vampire
Anne Fine: Under a Silver Moon; Bill’s New Frock
Year 4 Michael Morpurgo: Why the Wales Came
Ted Hughes: The Iron Man; The Iron Woman
Clive King: Stig of the Dump
Year 5 Andrew Norris: Aquila
CS Lewis: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
Charles Dickens: Oliver Twist
Year 6 Michael Morpurgo: War Horse
Michelle Magorian: Goodnight Mr Tom
Floella Benjamin: Coming To England

Awards and Badges

The following documents contain expectations that children should achieve by the end of each year:


All documents are in pdf format.