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St Mary's RCVA Primary School

Growing Together in the Friendship of Faith

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Reading and Phonics


Children in EYFS and Key Stage 1 receive a phonics session every day.  We follow the sequence of progression from Letters and Sounds.



Throughout school we encourage and celebrate reading. Children have access to a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books. We use Hero Academy, by Oxford University Press, as our phonics reading scheme and supplement this with texts from Collins Big Cat and Oxford Reading Tree.


Online Reading Support Programmes

We subscribe to Reading Eggs and Espresso  where children can access books and reading activities online.  All children have log ins for these online resources. Children also have access to Epic and Oxford Owl. If you have lost your child's log in please contact your child's class teacher.