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Reading and Phonics


Children at Crossdale take part in a daily phonics session until they become successful readers. The sessions last 30 minutes and are in groups normally no larger than 10-15 children. Children work in mixed age groups for phonics dependent on their confidence and stage of development in reading. Phonics is only one strand of our approach to teaching reading.

We use a variety of resources and books to support the teaching of phonics, with the ‘spine’ of our phonics program being based on the Read Write Inc. scheme which provides a rigorous and sequential structure to children’s progress.