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St. John's English Policy

St. John's Reading Policy

Phonics Teaching & Learning



There are consistent Phonic plans, based on the Letters & Sounds approach, which are used to support and guide children. Children are taught in groups. Assessment is used to inform which group each child is placed in. Teaching is fast paced and all children actively participate. Continuing assessment ensures progress is monitored and children move groups to suit their ability as and when necessary.


Guided reading is delivered throughout school and we have adopted the VIPERSS approach to strengthen children's comprehension skills.

We use the following reading schemes:

Oxford Tree Tops

Oxford Project X


Every child receives a book for Home Reading on a weekly basis. Parents and Carers sign their child's 'Star Books Reward Card' every time they have read, this is monitored by staff as children work towards a weekly Reading Raffle Prize.