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Phonics and Reading

Welcome to our Phonics and Reading learning page 


The Reading lead at Hogarth Primary School is Miss Coady. If you have any ideas or queries relating to reading at school, or at home, please email:


The reading process at Hogarth Primary school enables us to provide a high standard of teaching and learning. 


We aim to create confident readers who have a passion for reading; reading for pleasure or as a resource for learning in every subject of our creative curriculum.


Below you will find a range of resources that offer suggestions to aid reading at home as well as high quality book suggestions for each year group, and information regarding how we approach reading at Hogarth Primary School.



Phonics - We use the DfE Letters and Sounds Phonics scheme to provide structure, progression and continuity to our phonics teaching and learning. The children begin this programme in EYFS and continue into Year One. All Year One children take part in the national phonics assessment toward the end of that academic year. Some children may need to continue this programme into Year Two. 


Reading- The programmes of study for reading at key Stages One and Two consist of two dimensions:

  • word reading
  • comprehension (both listening and reading).

At Hogarth we teach these skills through daily class reading, guided reading or shared reading sessions and individual reading which caters for all abilities. We encourage and support the need for all children to read every day, at school and at home. It is essential for them to develop as writers.

We aim to ensure that our children are reading books that are relevant and enjoyable for their ability. This involves children taking a short comprehension test which measures how well the children understand what they have read. The score gives the teacher a range of books that are suitable for the child's reading ability. This enables children to be motivated and encouraged to read more and improve their comprehension performance as books are suitable for each child.


Week beginning 07.12.2020 – Teachers in EYFS, Key Stage One and Key Stage Two have given children the chance to answer the pupil voice reading questionnaire. Once this has been completed, I intend to further promote the importance of reading at home, suggest ways this can be achieved and introduce a whole school reading competition.