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Reading and Phonics

At Allithwaite C of E Primary School, we aim to promote high standards for reading and phonics as well as developing their love of reading. Below is a list of your child's reading and phonics journey as they make their way through school.

  • 20 things to do before reading (Nursery)

  • Books without words (Nursery)

  • Reading at home

  • Blending and Segmenting games 

  • Developing Fluency

  • Tricky Words

  • High Frequency Words


The links below will help you support your child with their reading and phonics at home.  If there is anything we can do to help support your child with their learning, please speak to your child’s class teacher.

Information for Nursery 

Information Reception upwards

Reading booklets to support reading at home

We have created reading booklets for each class to help support your child's reading journey at home. 

Reading Progression Map

Read all about it!

We have decided to create a 'Read all about it' newsletter to help your child foster a love of reading.  The books selected are a guide from the class teachers along with new releases and recommended reads from the Book Trust, the Blue Peter Awards, UKLA Book Awards and LOLLIES Book Awards.  Use the buttons below to read our latest newsletter.

Reading in action! 

Please click on the links below to see reading in action across our school.

How Winston Delivered Christmas
Over the next few weeks in the run up to Christmas take time out to snuggle up with your favourite cuddly toy and watch our staff reading this wonderful story to you. Each day a chapter will be uploaded on the link below.