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Hobletts Manor Infants' and Nursery School
Achievement for all

Reading and Phonics

At Hobletts Manor Infants' and Nursery we strive for our children to be independent and resilient but to know that, when things seem overwhelming, there is always a guiding hand available from everyone in our school community. We aim to create successful citizens of the future who have a positive mind set and are resilient and prepared for their journey through the ever-changing world in which we live. Reading is a complex skill with many components. Successful approaches to the teaching of reading should encourage children to use a variety of strategies in their pursuit of meaning.  It is important to lay firm foundations in this crucial area of the curriculum and establish a consistent whole school approach to the teaching of reading.


We believe that success in reading opens doors to a world of knowledge.


Here at Hobletts Manor, we aim to:


  • To develop a love of books and reading.
  • To develop reading strategies and skills: fluency, accuracy, understanding and
    response to different texts.
  • Develop children`s experiences through a variety of text including the use of libraries, ICT and other available media.
  • Develop the ability to use and manipulate a variety of texts, both fiction and non-fiction.
  • To create a strong, embedded reading culture through a rich language environment within classrooms and the wider school environment.
  • To deliver a structured and consistent whole school approach to reading.
  • To recognise the value of parents / carers as essential components in supporting and developing children’s reading skills and love of reading.
  • To rigorously monitor and assess children’s progress in reading and identify those who require extra support and intervene at an early stage.

Early Phonics In Reception.

We follow Letters and Sounds throughout Foundation Stage and Key Stage One.  In early years, this is supplemented by the Jolly Phonics stories and actions.