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Westwood follows the National Curriculum for England programmes of study for English.  Statutory guidance can be found from the dfe website by following this link: English Statutory Guidance




Phonics are taught every day in EYFS, KS1 and KS2 as appropriate.  Teachers use StoryTime Phonics scheme to plan and engage children in their learning of sounds.  Children are regularly assessed and teaching adjusted accordingly.


Reading Scheme

When children have a strong enough grasp of their phonics, they are moved onto colour banded books.  These books are often shared during guided reading sessions with groups of children that are at a similar ability.


Once phonics and reading skills have developed, children move onto Accelerated Reader where their progress is monitored by class teachers.


Our library is open to all children, whether they are on a reading scheme or not.  This enables all children to enjoy choosing and sharing books.