Reading and Phonics Schemes

Reading Schemes

At Tattenhall Primary, we predominantly use Oxford Reading Tree (which has a variety of different subschemes to appeal and engage different intersts and meet the needs of different readers: Project x, All Stars, Tree Tops etc). We also use Pelican's and Sunshine Spirals in reception and year 1 to support the teaching of early reading.


Tattenhall Park uses Read Write Inc by Oxford University Press to teach early phonics and reading. All children in Nursey, Reception, Year 1 and 2 take part in high quality, daily phonics lessons. These fun sessions involve lots of speaking, listening and games where the emphasis on the children's participation. They learn to use their phonic knowledge for reading and writing. They develop an understanding that spoken words are made up of different sounds (phonemes) and they learn to match these phonemes to letters (graphemes). Phonics is about children knowing how letters link to sounds (graphemes to phonemes), e.g. c as in ‘cat’, ll as in ‘fell’, ee as in ‘sheep’.

Once the children have mastered phonics they will move on to No Nonsense Spelling

Resources for Parents

Phonics Play website - Phonics Play

ICT Games

BBC Schools

Magnetic Letters

Files to Download

Our Aims

For children:

  • Experience a broad and exciting curriculum that fosters creativity, independence, a passion and enjoyment for learning that continues throughout their lives.
  • Learn to value and respect themselves and others as individuals with equal rights and responsibilities.
  • Be given a strong foundation in their ethical and spiritual life to prepare them to be active and responsible citizens.
  • Be inspired by the environment in which they live and learn and to become stewards of it.
  • Be fit and healthy in body, mind and spirit and understand how to make good choices to keep safe and healthy.
  • Believe in their own abilities to develop resilience and a determination to achieve their potential.

Tattenhall Park Primary School, Chester Road, Tattenhall, Chester, CH3 9AH

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