Red Room – Reception / Yr 1


Reading and Phonics

Throughout the school we have a comprehensive school system to teach reading and phonics.

Home reading books are colour book banded and are linked to the sounds that the children learn during their phonics sessions. Phonics is taught daily throughout Reception and Key Stage 1 using the Letters and Sounds Framework. This framework supports children with reading, writing and spelling by segmenting and blending sounds. Children take home their own phonics book which allows them to practise the sound that they have learnt each day.

Please take a look at this clip to find out more about how to pronounce each letter sound –

We also use and during our Phonics sessions.

We hear the children read either individually or during guided reading sessions and also work on comprehension questions during reading sessions. We also promote a pleasure for reading by sharing a daily story and providing opportunities for children to read picture books independently.


In Red class, we choose topics which are based around the children’s interests. Our current topic is Space, we look forward to having a planetarium day in a few weeks! Take a look at our topic plan to find out what the children will be learning about!

Topic plan space

Last year our topics were:

Dragons and castles


Animal Hospital


People who help us

Autumn 2019

Summer 2019