Reading, Writing, Spelling & Phonics


We’ve done it again!

We are delighted to announce that we are the

University College London (UCL)  Institue of Education (IofE)

Reading Recovery School of The Year 2017.

Our pupil Neve H is pupil reader of the year too – well done!


We are delighted to announce that we are the

University College London (UCL)  Institue of Education (IofE)

Reading Recovery School of The Year 2016.

Our reading recovery teacher, Mrs McKenna is The Teacher of the Year, and

Bradley T is pupil reader of the year.

Great achievement!


In school we use Letters and Sounds phonics development programme and The Oxford Reading Tree Reading Scheme.
Please click in the sections below for reading, phonics & spelling and writing


Click here to go to the Oxford owls website. A fantastic resource for parents to help with reading at home

We use the reading recovery programme to ensure all
our children are given the best chance to become real readers!
This is why we have gained the Every Child a Reader accreditation.

Click here to see our Star Readers – fantastic reading recovery graduates.

 Click here to see our reading policy.
Cli​ck below to see the reading guidance  and expectations for each year group.

 Phonics and Spelling

Click here for the English National Curriculum  Appendix 1; Spellings to be taught in each year group.
Click here to see our spelling policy.
Click on the links below to see the booklets sent home to parents at the beginning of each year containing the spelling lists.

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Click here to see action songs to help children learn the relationship between letters and the sounds they make.
 Click here to see our policy on phonics teaching.​


Click here ​for the English National Curriculum Appendix 2; Vocabulary,Grammar and Punctuation to be taught in each year group
Click here​ for the glossary of terms used when teaching grammar and punctuation, along with an explanation of what the terms mean.
These ‘marking ladders ‘ help the teacher and pupil know what is expected of them in that year group, so they can assess themselves against national expectations and identify the next steps in their learning.
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6