Phonics and Reading Statement
At Coates Way, we use the ‘Letters and Sounds’ scheme to teach the children reading and spelling as well as practical resources and games.
In the foundation stage and key stage 1, we use the Oxford Reading Tree as the main reading scheme. This is supplemented by a number of additional schemes.
In key stage 2, we use a variety of schemes to support the children and, in addition, have invested in creating class libraries to encourage free reading.
In both key stages the children are encouraged to read fiction, non-fiction and poetry. We ensure that all of our books reflect equality and diversity