At St Luke’s we use a range of book banded reading books in the Early Years and Key Stage 1.

They have a systematic phonics approach, as well as having six key benefits:

  • Teach – Using systematic phonics resources and training that really work
  • Practise – Using decodable readers as part of a reading programme
  • Offer richer reading – A selection of stories with children’s best-loved characters
  • Bridge the gap – With support for the transition from phonics into richer reading
  • Make progress – Through careful levelling
  • Support parents – With detailed inside cover notes in every title

In order for children to become fluent readers they need to develop strong phonological awareness. We use the letters and sound programme to help develop the children’s phonetic skills.

You can read more about Oxford Reading Tree and Letters and Sounds by clicking on the links.

In Key Sage 2 the children are encouraged to read a range of texts by a range of different authors. For example age-appropriate reading lists you can visit the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education website or click on the links below.

Foundation Stage

Key Stage 1

Key Stage 2