In Diamond Class we change reading books every Tuesday. Please make sure your child's reading folder is in school so we can do this.
We encourage you to read with your child daily, by listening to them read their school books. Please write in their reading record to let us know you have read with them.
In Diamond class we read 1:1 with your child at least once a week. We also love to read stories as a whole class everyday.
At St Nicholas of Tolentine Primary we follow the phonics programme 'Letters and Sounds.'
In Reception, we begin with Phase 1 phonic games before moving onto Phase 2 when the children are ready. During Phase 2, we learn a new sound each day and review these at the end of the week. Once children are secure, we move to Phase 3.
In Year 1 we recap previous learning and then begin learning Phase 4 and Phase 5 sounds.