St Nicholas Church of England Primary School

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Our Wholesome Curriculum encompasses: • Heart- Feelings and responding • Head- ‘sticky knowledge’ • Hands- physical skills •Health- physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social and environmental


Celebrate Books- Reading week (4th-8th March)

Reading is of the highest importance at our school- teaching the children to read and then supporting them to read for pleasure and to gain knowledge.

Our phonics scheme is the DfE accredited Twinkl Phonics.

Rhino Readers (Twinkl reading scheme) is used for guided reading and home reading books. The children start at level 2 and work through the scheme until level 6. After this, children work through books from colour banded books: turquoise (approx at Year 2), purple, gold, white, lime, brown, grey, dark blue, dark red and black (approx at Year 6)

Children also choose a 'reading for pleasure' book to take home on a weekly basis.

We also have a 'Book Nook' located in the playground, which is open every morning where children, parents and pre-schoolers can borrow books to share in the pleasure of reading.

Teachers read to their class daily- children hear stories that cover diverse themes, inspire their imagination, spark discussions and transport children to different times and places.


Phonics Policy 23-24

Reading and phonics meeting PowerPoint

Reading progression map