Reading & Phonics


At Lothersdale School we use the Oxford Reading Tree as our reading scheme from Class 1 onwards. The UK's number one reading programme gives children the very best start. With systematic phonics at its heart, Oxford Reading Tree's well-loved characters, breadth and unrivalled support make this a scheme which we feel really helps us instill a love of reading from the very start of a child's school life. Further information on the Oxford Reading Tree can be found here.
Phonics is taught using Jolly 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. Further information on Jolly Phonics can be found here.