For early readers, we use Jolly Phonics Readers, which are a series of decodable reading books which provide the best start for children just starting to read.
At every stage the words are within reach of the children as they use their letter sound knowledge and the tricky words already taught. Each level of the readers builds on knowledge and skills previously learned so that they are able to practise blending until it is the automatic response to working out new words. Gradually the 42 letter sounds, main 19 alternative letter sounds and more frequently occurring tricky words are taught, which prepares the children to read more complex books.
Once there is fluency with reading and the decoding of new words, at this level, the children are able to read anything that interests them and is within their understanding: they become free readers.
We also have a vast range of Oxford Reading Tree titles including Tree Tops and project X books for our developing and fluent readers. These are intended to be shared and discussed with an adult. Our collection contains over 800 books providing a rich and varied choice of writing styles, genres and artwork styles at every level.
Children can also chose a library book to take home that will develop their love for reading and expand their vocabulary.