Reading at Thrupp Primary School
At Thrupp Primary School we use the Oxford Reading Tree reading scheme:
As the UK’s most successful reading scheme, Oxford Reading Tree is currently used in over 80% of primary schools and has helped millions of children from all over the world learn to read. Rooted in reading for pleasure and with systematic phonics at its heart, Oxford Reading Tree's well-loved characters, breadth and varied writing styles give children everything they need to become confident readers.
What are book bands?
In the UK, book bands are used across different reading schemes to indicate the reading difficulty of a book. We have created a simple table to show our numbered stages converted to the Collins book band colours:
In order to access the free eBooks on Collins Connect you need to click onto the Teacher portal and enter:
and click Login.
Oxford Owl have a wonderful FREE eBook Library for children aged 3-11 years old. You can search them by reading band or age group.
You have to register an account, but this is FREE and simple to do. You will then have access to lots of excellent eBooks!
Phonics and Early Reading at Thrupp Primary School
Phonics and early reading are an essential element of our curriculum at Thrupp. We have key milestones, that we want our children to reach, at certain points of their early education. We as a school do everything possible to ensure that our children achieve these goals. We follow the Letters and Sounds approach to support children in KS1 with their word reading and spelling.