Reading and Phonics


At Loseley Fields, reading skills are taught through phonics, guided reading, comprehension and shared reading across the curriculum. We believe that it is vital for children to learn to read confidently in order for them to become independent learners. We encourage children to read for pleasure and to experience a variety of different texts.

During school time, teachers and teaching assistants will listen to children read on a regular basis.  Reading Record books are used as a tool for two-way communication and the importance of supporting children to read at home is highly promoted.

All children will have a personal reading book which they will read both in school and at home. This reading book may be from a specific reading scheme but more able, free readers can choose any books from the classroom and will always have the opportunity to choose a loan book from the school library. 


Children in Key Stage 1 follow a comprehensive phonics programme which draws from a range of expertise and ensures full coverage of all the phonic sounds.   This programme concentrates on providing children with the skills to read and spell words with fluency and confidence by the time they reach the end of Key Stage 1.