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Phonics & Reading

Phonics/Reading Scheme

At Zouch Academy we use the Letters and Sounds Phonics Scheme. For letter formation we use the Ruth Miskin Scheme and for our reading we use the Collins Big Cat Books.

Please watch the Phonics Videos on this page or request the Phonics DVD from the school directly to see how you can support your child with their Phonics.



Our Reading scheme is ‘Project X’. We supplement this scheme with a range of other reading books and reading material suitable for the individual child’s needs.

Phonics Screening

Phonics Screening Parent Information

Supporting with phonics

In order to give children the best chance possible to become fluent readers within their time at school, children are taught to use synthetic phonics as a way of working out what unknown words are. Your child will be encouraged to learn letter sounds as well as the sounds of groups of letters, in order to use and apply them to read different words.

How can I help?
We are really grateful to the parents who spend time supporting the education of their child at home, and reading is one of the key areas where parents can help. The earlier children are exposed to books, the better they will perform with their reading, as well as with their use of their imagination and ability to be creative. We have provided links to the following websites which can provide activities and advice about how to use phonics at home.

BBC words and pictures
BBC words and pictures provides a range of games and activities to do with your child Click on the words and pictures logo above to access the site

This website provides support, advice and activities for children who need help with their reading, Click on the Oxford Owl logo above to access the site.

Phonics Videos








If you would like to find out more about the curriculum our school is following please contact us via email : admin@zouch.wilts.sch.uk

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