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Tubbenden Primary School

Tubbenden Primary School


The National Curriculum splits English into three distinct areas: Spoken Language, Reading (word reading and comprehension) and Writing, ( handwriting , spelling and composition).

As part of our partnership with parents, children are provided with books to share and read at home throughout the year. A Blue Reading Record is assigned to each child and parents are encouraged to make comments as part of the dialogue between home and school. Infant children bring home a book from a phonics/reading programme that matches their decoding ability and a book of their choice to share with a parent. From Year 2 onwards, all free readers, which means children who are confident at word decoding and who do not require books from a particular phonics or a reading programme, are provided with Reading Journals instead of the Blue Reading Records. The Journals give an opportunity for children to write about their reading experiences in detail. It is a personal response to their reading.

Special Schemes  are used to teach children phonics and reading. These are ‘Letters and Sounds’, ‘Jolly Phonics’, ‘Phonics Bug’, ‘Bug Club’, ‘Oxford Reading Tree’, ‘Rigby Star’, ‘Usborne’ and others. In addition, children bring home spellings and English home learning to complete. Children are encouraged to use the school libraries, to change books, gather information from reference books and browse. A range of events to promote reading are held throughout the year, including visits from the Travelling Book Company, authors and theatre groups. Furthermore, Book Weeks are held, when children are encouraged to dress up as a favorite book character.

Suggested Reading List YR-Y6

Year Reception

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Literacy Websites

Click to visit BBC Bitesize website Literacy for Key Stage 1 
Click to visit BBC Bitesize website Literacy  for Key Stage 2 
Woodlands Junior School Resources Click to visit Website