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Phonics and Reading

At Roger de Clare we use the DfES document 'Letters and Sounds' as our principle guide for the planning and teaching of phonics across the school.  Teachers are further supported by 'Phonics Bug' , Oxford Reading Tree and Big Cat resources.   

Our reading scheme follows a colour banding system and pupils move through the bands when assessed on their decoding (ability to read words) and comprehension (ability to understand the text) together. 

We ask all children to read regularly at home (5 times per week) and for this to be recorded in their reading records.  When reading, it is important to focus on comprehension of text as much as the decoding.  If you have any questions or concerns, you are always welcome to speak to your class teacher.