Phonics and Spelling

We start teaching phonics in our Early Years using the Sounds Write Programme; we continue to use it consistently across the school all the way up to year 6.  We also use Sounds Write to teach our spelling, and we teach the children the core concepts of spelling from Early Years to Year 6.

Early reading is taught daily in Early Years and KS1.  Children are encouraged to foster a love for books and they progress through a reading scheme that is matched to the sounds that we teach in our daily phonics lessons.  When the children can successfully read and comprehend a text, usually during year 1, they progress onto the Accelerated Reader scheme.

See our Parent Workshops page for phonics presentations to parents.

Key English Texts 2021-2022

Harriers Curriculum Overview with key texts

NurseryOwl BabiesNo DinnerAstro GirlWhat the Ladybird HeardYucky WormsHanda's Surprise
EYFSThe three little pigs
A new house for mouse
Lost and Found
Goldilocks and the three bears
There’s a monster under my bed
Voices in the park
The giraffe, the Pelly and me
The Enormous Crocodile
There’s a trex in town
Goodnight Dinosaur
Dave’s Cave
If I had a dinosaur
Dinosaur Bones
The Jolly Postman
The Way Back Home
Aliens love underpants
Whatever Next
Moon Man
Toys in Space - Mini Grey
The Faraway Tree collection
Fairy Tales; Castles!
Sir Charlie Stinky Socks collection
On Sudden Hill
Bog Baby
Stanley’s Stick
Owl Babies
Rumble in the Jungle
Y1The Adventures of Egg Box Dragon
The Owl who was afraid of the dark
The DarkThe Jolly Postman
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Storm WhaleErrol's GardenAugustus and his Smile
Y2Claude in the City
The Guardians of Magic
Pattan’s pumpkinWild
The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
Zerraffa GiraffaThe Secret Sky GardenOrion in the Dark
Y3Oliver and the Seawigs
Podkin one ear
Ottoline at SeaMarcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx
The Borrowers
Art and Joy Best Friends ForeverThe Stolen SpearA Kid in my Class Poems
Y4The Boy at the Back of the Class
The Nowhere Emporium
The Adventures of OdysseusThe Explorer
Treasure island
The Accidental Rock StarThe Great Kapok TreesA Midsummer Night’s Dream
Y5The Boy in the Girl’s Bathroom
Who let the Gods out?
FloodlandComic Disco
The Odyssey
The ViewerThe London EyeVarmints
The White Rose and the Swastika
When the Sky FallsOn the Origin of Species
A Christmas Carol
ClockworkShackleton’s journeyRooftoopers
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