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Reading & Phonics

Reading at school

At Ormsgill, our pupils are taught to read using the Little Wandle phonics scheme.


Assessments are completed half-termly by teachers to ensure children are receiving additional support where necessary. These sessions are known as 'Keep Up' in Year 1 and 'Catch Up' in Year 2 and above.


Decodable texts (phonics books) are provided for children to practise their decoding skills each week. These are closely matched to the level the child is working at in the classroom.


We endeavour to listen to every child read, every week. 


Reading at home


It is recommended that children read every day to allow them to embed their reading skills. At Ormsgill, we want to ensure all pupils are confident and competent readers.




Below are two documents which will support all learners. Please use them to support teaching phonics at home.