Children at St Stephens follow the Oxford Reading Tree scheme throughout the infants and into the juniors. The successful completion of the scheme results in them becoming 'free readers'.
'Letters and Sounds' forms the basis of our phonics teaching in school. Children in reception also follow the Jolly Phonics scheme. At St Stephens every child is a member of a Phonics or Spelling group. Through Monday to Thursday the children attend their Phonics group for 20 minutes, all in the aim of developing their phonetic and spelling skills.
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