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Reading and Phonics Schemes


At Leeming and Londonderry Community Primary school we use a systematic phonics programme called Letters and Sounds. We also supplement the scheme using Jolly Phonics.

Letters and Sounds is divided into six phases, with each phase building on the skills and knowledge of previous learning. Children have time to practise and rapidly expand their ability to read and spell words. They are also taught to read and spell ‘tricky words’, which are words with spellings that are unusual or that children have not yet been taught.



The reading scheme is divided into different coloured ‘book bands’ which are carefully graded to ensure that there is both success and challenge in each book. There is a range of books within each band to promote your child’s enjoyment of reading. These include Oxford Reading Tree books, Phonics Songbirds, non-fiction books and books by popular authors.

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