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Phonics and Reading



At Muschamp Primary School we use the Jolly Phonics scheme which provides a thorough foundation for reading and writing. It uses the synthetic phonics method of teaching the letter sounds in a way that is fun and multi-sensory. Children learn how to use the letter sounds to read and write words. In Jolly Phonics the 42 main sounds of English are taught, not just the alphabet.

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At Muschamp Primary School we use the Bug Club reading programme that joins books with an online reading world.

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Pupils select texts under the guidance of the teacher or Teaching Assistant, for independent and home/school reading. Teachers monitor independent reading and discuss progress with individual pupils on a regular basis. Where pupils are working below age appropriate objectives they will be identified for intervention programmes.


Reading is promoted as an enjoyable and enriching experience to both children and parents via a number of events planned over the school year. The school libraries and class libraries are regularly reviewed and re-stocked to ensure age appropriate and engaging texts are available for the children.


For more information contact the English Lead: Ms C. Roberts.                  


100 books to read before you leave primary school - how many have you read?

Help your child to find a book to read

Whether your child is an avid reader, a reluctant reader or somewhere in between, it is often useful to have an idea of books that are available and suitable for their age and stage of reading. The websites below, whilst not exhaustive, are easy to use and may provide you with books to encourage and excite your reader.


Book Trust  

The School Reading List

Love reading 4 kids

Children’s Book Council