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At Freegrounds Infant School the children are encouraged to develop a love of reading through a range of high quality literature.



The school uses the Book Bands System which supports children in learning to read by teaching them reading skills.  Reading is developmental, therefore books are organised into coloured bands, which each have an set of reading skills attached to them.


As the children read the books they practice and develop the skills for each colour band. Once the children have mastered the skills for their current colour band they move onto the next colour book band where they practice and learn the next set of skills.


We find this system not only works but is easily understood by parents who wish to support their children with reading at home.  The children have access to a high quality fiction and non fiction books and we regularly update these books so as to ensure they are interesting to the children and encourage them to want to read.



The school uses Letters and Sounds as the main framework for teaching Phonics.  Children receive a daily phonics lesson which is delivered by their classteacher in a whole class arrangement.

Cued articulation phase 2

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Watch the video to find out how to make the phase 2 sounds.

Cued articulation phase 3.

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Watch the video to find out how to make the phase 3 sounds.


Use the links below to find out what writing we will be covering in Year 1 and Year 2!

Year 2 Spelling Lists