Phonics and reading
At Dudley we follow the Letters and Sounds phonics scheme. This is taught from Reception up to Year 2. The children learn to recognise phonemes and graphemes and how to segment and blend them (sound out words).
At Dudley we use a range of reading schemes such as Oxford Reading Tree and Rigby Rockets. These are organised into book bands to support progression in reading.
Children also have access to a class library with a rich variety of picture books that they can borrow to support their reading.