At Coston Primary School we use a government resource for teaching phonics called Letters and Sounds. Letters and Sounds sets out a detailed and systematic programme for teaching phonic skills to children with the aim of them becoming fluent readers. Phonics is a strategy for reading that helps children to learn to read quickly and skilfully.

Children  in EYFS and KS1 at Coston Primary School are provided with engaging and interactive daily Phonics lesson. Children are given opportunities to apply their skills through follow-up activities as well as during their daily writing and reading activities.

Children have access to a wide range of reading materials, through schemes and library books, non-fiction texts and dictionaries.

We encourage parents to read with their children daily and we support parents by inviting them to attend parent workshops. These strategies support parents in helping their children to read. At Coston we believe that a wide selection of books serves to motivate our children’s interest in reading. To this end, we are always increasing our provision of books and ensure that all children have weekly  access to the school library.