We mainly use Letters and Sounds to support our teaching of Phonics at Castlewood School.

 In Reception class we teach the children also using Jolly Phonics actions.

Our reading books are banded using a colour coded system to support the progression of reading skills particularly in Key Stage 1.

We use a range of books and resources to support this, including the Oxford Reading Tree scheme in Key Stage 1.

In Key Stage 2 we organise the fiction books in genres and use a colour coded system to support all readers. All pupils in Key Stage 2 are strongly encouraged to read a range of genres and authors. We also promote reading by inviting a number of authors to visit our school as well as encouraging pupils to write book reviews and listen to stories read by class teachers. Castlewood has even published its own book!

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