Curriculum policy

Our reading scheme for our young readers

We use The Oxford Reading Tree programme which has taught millions of children to read... and to love to read. Rooted in reading for pleasure and with systematic phonics at its heart, Oxford Reading Tree's well-loved characters, breadth and unrivalled support give you everything your children need to become confident readers.

Year 1 Curriculum plan 2018-2019

Year 2 Curriculum plan 2018-2019

Y3 Curriculum plan 2018-2019

Year 4 Curriculum plan 2018-2019

Year 5 Curriculum plan 2018-2019

Year 6 Curriculum plan 2018-2019

The teaching of Phonics

At Four Swannnes we use the Jolly Learning teaching of phonics.

Jolly Phonics is a fun and child centred approach to teaching literacy through synthetic phonics. With actions for each of the 42 letter sounds, the multi-sensory method is very motivating for children and teachers, who can see their students achieve. The letter sounds are split into seven groups as shown below.

The sounds are taught in a specific order (not alphabetically). This enables children to begin building words as early as possible.

Using a synthetic phonics approach, Jolly Phonics teaches children the five key skills for reading and writing. The programme continues through school enabling the teaching of essential grammar, spelling and punctuation skills.