Phonics & Reading

At Lakelands Primary School, we believe that reading is the key to unlocking learning across all other areas of the curriculum. It is for this reason that we have adopted a book-based curriculum. We have selected a range of high quality texts that we use as a starting point for each topic. After initially exploring the book, we will then ask the children to help us plan their learning according to their interests. 

Every day, there will be a mix of adult led and child-initiated tasks available across both classes and the outside classroom for the children to select. Most of the activities are linked to the topic and give the children a ‘starting point’ for their learning.

Alongside our topic, we will teach a discrete phonics lesson every day.