Reading and phonics
The school teaches phonics using Little Wandle Letters and Sounds.
Click here to see the progression in phonics through Year R and 1
Click on the image below to find out more information about phonics at Shottermill.
Click on the links below for guidance on how to pronounce the sounds in each phonic phase.
Little Wandle Website
Click here to visit the Little Wandle Parents Page. Here you will find information on reading with your child.
Year 1 phonics screening check
We held a meeting on 23rd February. If you were not able to attend or would like to find out more details about the Year 1 phonics screening check please click the link below.
At Shottermill we love reading. Have a look at some of our reading areas.
We use a mixture of Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Big Cat books, Big Cat letters and Sounds and Bug Club phonics books for our early readers. These are matched carefully to the children's progression in phonics. The children will also bring home a sharing book; this is a book designed to be read by an adult. These books help to instil a love of reading and help the children to develop thier vocabulary. Our later books are colour banded so that once pupils are confident readers they can choose their own books at the right level of challenge. Some of the later scheme books that we have are Oxford Reading Tree, Project X and Code books, also Collins Big Cat and Pearsons Bug Club books.
Reading at Shottermill
We held a meeting on 14th March. If you were not able to attend or would like to find out more information about reading at Shottermill Infant school please click the link below.
Click here to get information about the reading books we send home.
Click here for 7 top tips when reading at home
We have identified a range of high quality texts to support our children across the curriculum. These texts offer the children a rich vocabulary as well as an opportunity to explore knowledge in different contexts. We have also identified texts that we believe that children simply must experience. Please click on the picture below to see the books.
During lockdown Mrs Allum shared some of her favourite stories with the children. If you would like to listen to any of the stories again please click on the links below.