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Phonics and Reading

Our vision for Reading and Phonics at William Lilley:


At William Lilley we are determined for all children to be readers. We support every child to

  • rapidly learn the phonics skills that they need to read successfully

  • gain a thorough understanding of what they read

  • develop a wide vocabulary


All staff share and actively promote a love of reading with the children, sharing quality texts for learning and enjoyment, in appropriate ‘reading friendly’ environments.




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Reading for pleasure in all year groups



Reading rewards


Topics are taught through quality texts in all year groups

1:1 reading with a range of adults

Guided reading


School library and local library visits

Weekly reading morning

Bug club online scheme available to all children at home and school

Quality reading areas in each classroom

Clear programme of phonics through Read, Write Inc which is rapidly delivered and closely tracked

World book day celebrated

Book fair to coincide with parents evenings

Phonics interventions

Phonics linked book banded individual reading books

Bespoke home learning opportunities and weekly reading and phonics actiitvites

Phonics open morning to inform and engage parents

Target families identified and given additional opportunities to engage

Weekly reading activities for children and parents through homework and reading challenges

Parent learning and support

Reading intent, implementation, progression and assessment

Reading genre progresson

Read Write Inc PHONICS


We use the Read, Write Inc programe within school to help pupils to learn how to use phonics when reading and writing.  Please follow the links below for more information.

Parent video: What is Read Write Inc Phonics

Parent video: Understanding Phonics

Parent video: 10 things to think about when you read to your child

Parent video: Blending Sounds Books

Parent video: Red Ditty Books

Parent reading presentation

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Please see details below regarding the Phonics Screening check for Y1 pupils

Please follow the link below for more details in our Reading and Read, Write Inc policy