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HUNTERS BAR INFANT SCHOOL

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Children learn to communicate and understand themselves and the world in which they live through the four main areas of language: speaking, listening, reading and writing.

We place great emphasis upon the development of these skills which are central to the curriculum, not only in dedicated Literacy sessions, but through the linking of learning with other subject areas too.

Children bring home reading books daily to share with parents and carers. Each child has a Reading diary offering them an opportunity to work toward achieving a specific ‘Reading Challenge’ – both children and parents gain a great deal of enjoyment from working toward this challenge and are rightly proud of gaining special Reading Challenge certificates during weekly ‘Celebration’ assemblies.

The school also has a library. All classes visit the library regularly to browse, research, borrow and return books.

School uses Debbie Hepplewhite’s ‘Phonics International’ scheme, which is linked to Oxford Reading Tree’s ‘Floppy’s Phonics’. This scheme uses a systematic programme of teaching which incorporates handwriting and spelling. The Alphabetic Code is used consistently throughout school. See the links below for more information:

School uses a variety of reading schemes such as Oxford Reading Tree, Ginn, Rigby Star and Collins, which are organised in a book banding system. Here is a link to a simple guide:
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PHONICS INTERNATIONAL WEBSITE

PHONICS INTERNATIONAL WEBSITE – HEAR THE SOUNDS

ALPHABETIC CODE CHARTS

School uses a variety of reading schemes such as Oxford Reading Tree, Ginn, Rigby Star and Collins, which are organised in a book banding system. Here is a link to a simple guide:
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