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St Gregory's Catholic Primary School Part of The Stella Maris Catholic Federation

Reading and Phonics


The basis of our phonics teaching in school is Letters and Sounds. This might be supplemented with other schemes and content depending on the needs of the children. 


If you would like any more information about how we teach phonics in school, please ask your child's teacher.



Phonics at St.Gregorys

 Useful Websites:


We use Oxford Reading Tree as the main spine for our reading scheme in school, but it is supplemented by a wide variety of other schemes and real books including Big Cat, Tree Tops, Big Cat Phonics and Songbirds.


We order our books early on using coloured bands which the children read within until they are ready to move on. 


Lilac    Pink     Red     Yellow     Blue     Green    Orange   Turquoise       Purple         Gold       White        Lime           Navy Blue       Grey        Cerise      Free Reading 


Your child's class teacher would be your first point of contact for advice and Miss Hamilton is the subject leader for English.


Below are some links you may find useful..