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Phonics and Reading at LPPS


At Langley Park Primary School, we teach phonics using the Sounds-Write programme. Below you can watch a presentation for parents/carers from our phonics and reading lead teacher, Mrs Murray. Please set aside some time to listen to the presentation to learn more about how we teach phonics and ensure you are providing your children with the best phonics experience at home. 

The links mentioned in the video are provided here:

Sounds-Write free online parent course:

Correct pronunciation of the sounds: 

To find out more about Sounds-Write, please explore their website here or contact Mrs Murray, our Reading and Phonics Subject Leader.



Reading allows us to be transported from our own world to another. Between the pages of a book, we can become immersed in the lives of fictional characters and learn about a culture entirely different from our own. We can also learn new words and phrases, experience a range of emotions, and acquire new skills and knowledge.

A child's reading skills are also important to their success in school. The skills will allow them to access the breadth of the curriculum and improve their communication and language skills which are of great importance as they move through life. At Langley Park Primary School we work to promote reading for pleasure as a fun and imaginative time for children as the importance of reading cannot be underestimated. From early reading skills gained through our Sounds-Write phonics programme to the vast choice available once a free reader, there is new learning to be gained at every stage. 

Each child in EYFS and KS1 will bring home an Oxford Reading Tree book and also a decodable reading book which they will be able to read using the sounds they have learned so far. More information on these decodable books can be found here:

Here are some suggested activities you could complete at home using your child's decodable reading book:

-Sound hunt: Search for all of the different spellings of the same sound

-Creating the sounds they are focusing on out of playdoh, drawing in sand etc.

-Playing ‘I Spy’ by saying for example “I spy a word with the split a_e sound”

-Bingo: Your child could read or spell different words and win bingo if they can read or spell words correctly.

-Matching words: Find words that have the same spelling of the focus sound

-Sound matching: Encourage them to spot words with the focus sound in their banded book or other books you have at home


Below you will be able to find some suggested reading lists for each year group. This will help you to support your child to read widely. 

Reception suggested reading list

Year 1 suggested reading list

Year 2 suggested reading list

Year 3 suggested reading list

Year 4 suggested reading list

Year 5 suggested reading list

Year 6 suggested reading list

You can also explore a range of guidance and advice as well as access to levelled e-books on the Oxford Owl website.

For guidance on the reading book bands, please click here.


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