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Phonics and reading schemes

At Shardlow Primary we recognise that no one scheme will have everything required to met the needs of the pupils in our school, cohorts and or groups. Schemes are used a structure to help ensure continuity and progression over time, and the scheme listed below are adapted by staff as needed to enhance and or personalize the learning where needed. 

Phonics Scheme

Phase 1-3

Jolly Phonics

Phase 4-5

Phonics play

Reading scheme


Oxford Reading Tree

Year 1

Oxford Reading Tree

Year 2

Oxford Reading Tree or Accelerated Reader*

Year 3

Accelerated Reader*

Year 4

Accelerated Reader

Year 5

Accelerated Reader

Year 6

Accelerated Reader

Pupils in Year 2 may move onto Accelerated Reader if they are reading fluently. The fluency of reading is assessed by school staff. Pupils in Key Stage 2 who are not reading fluently may remain on the Oxford Reading Tree Scheme if deemed appropriate by the class teacher.