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Princes Risborough Primary School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust


Reading and Phonics

Reading plays a big part in learning in our school and its foundations lie in a strong focus on Phonics from the moment children start school. We use Letters and Sounds as our Phonics programme. Phonics is taught daily in the Foundation Stage and Key Stage One and the children are taught as a whole class and where appropriate in small, fluid ability groups to maximise their progress. We track their progress in Phonics every half term and adapt groupings/provision accordingly.


Across the school Guided Reading takes place regularly and is focused on developing comprehension, inference and understanding in a range of fiction and non-fiction genres.  In Key Stage Two, Guided Reading takes place daily with children working with an adult at least once a week.


For children who may need extra support we also provide a range of reading interventions led by both teachers and teaching assistants.