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St Cuthbert's Catholic School

St Margaret Mary Catholic Primary School

Early Reading

At the early stages of reading, the children are taught to decode texts by following a synthetics phonics programme (Success for All Phonics– see Phonics section). Children are taught phonics in differentiated groupings so that the content of phonics lessons closely matches the ability of children in the group. Assessment is used frequently to diagnose anything that may be hindering progress in reading and so that children can move between groups flexibly according to ability.


Reading books are consistent with each child’s developing phonic knowledge and are taken home daily. This means that children can practice their reading outside of the school day using a fully decodable text so that they experience success in reading.

Nursery Rhymes with Miss Aspinall

Reading isn't just the ability to read a book. There is so much more to the process. Join Miss Aspinall for some fantastic sessions to develop understanding and knowledge at home.

Action Rhymes with Miss Aspinall

This video shows the importance of interaction and repetition.

5 Nursery Rhymes with Miss Aspinall

Rhymes like this show the importance of repetition. Not only can you have fun with words but it also reinforces early math skills.

Miss Aspinall Three Little Pigs