St Nicholas Church of England Infant School

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From September 2023 we will be a through Primary school.


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.


Reading and phonics meeting PowerPoint

Reading progression map