St Nicholas Church of England Primary School

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We have open days in November for our 2024 intake (see calendar or Admissions for dates and times)- please phone 01634 717120 to book an appointment.


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