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Our Curriculum


Reading and Phonics

At Pilton Infants' School we use the Letters and Sounds phonics programme to teach Phonics.  We follow Nicky Byrne's Phonics planning and in Reception, Phase 2 is supplemented with the Jolly Phonics stories and actions.

In Year 2 we use No Nonsense Spelling which covers Phase 6 and the requirements for spelling in the National Curriculum.

We believe in giving children a range of reading experiences so we don't follow one set reading scheme.

However, all children begin reading on phonically decodable texts in Reception.  We have phonically decodable books available for children in Year 1 and 2 where needed (for example, Comics for Phonics).

The main schemes we use in school are Oxford Reading Tree, Rigby Star, PM and Project X Code which were bought in to inspire more boys to get reading.

Children also access a range of picture books with simple texts but a high level of inference, a range of non-fiction texts and poetry.