Rosebank Primary School

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Phonics and Reading 



What is phonics?

Phonics is a way of teaching reading, writing and spelling.

At Rosebank primary School we use a systematic synthetic phonics scheme called Floppy’s Phonics. Children are taught two crucial things when they are learning to read using phonics:

 1. How sounds are represented by written letters. For example, they will be taught that the letter ‘m’ represents an mmm sound.


2. How sounds can be blended together to make words. For example, they will be taught that the sounds of the letters ‘c-a-t’ blend together to make the word ‘cat’.


Children who receive systematic teaching of phonics will learn the skills they need to tackle new words. They can then go on to read any kind of text fluently and confidently, and to read for enjoyment.


Click here for more information about Floppy's Phonics. 






Reading and Phonics at Rosebank

Reading is important for so many reasons. Here are some of the reasons we think your child should read every day:

  • It's fun
  • You can learn new information
  • You can escape to an imaginary world
  • You can learn new words
  • It helps you sleep
  • It helps you with all your learning in every subject
  • You can read signs and information all around you
  • It helps with your writing skills

All children have access to our school library every week and can take books home to enjoy either on their own or as a family.  All children will bring home at least one reading book each day and a reading record. We ask all parents to support their child in completing their reading record at least 3 times a week.  Please follow the links below to find out further information about out Reading and Phonics policies.

Rosebank's Reading PolicyRosebank's Phonics Policy


Reading Rewards

Children are rewarded for reading at home and at school.  Rewards include children from Key Stage 1 and 2 going on a school trip to Ice Scoop Gelato as a reward for completing the Summer Reading Challenge! We also have our Book Bingo challenge! Look on the Pupils page of the website to find out more.

Reading Progression and Authors

We try to encourage all our children to read widely and often. This is useful for parents/carers who may want book recommendations for their child:

KS1 and KS2 Book Spine - includes authors and books

EYFS Book Spine - Includes authors and books

 EYFS Nursery Rhyme progression sheet