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Early Reading and Phonics


At Bramley St. Peter’s, we are passionate about ensuring all children become confident and enthusiastic readers and writers. It is our aim to provide children with the skills necessary to be able to read confidently and to be able to access information throughout the curriculum. 


Skilled reading depends on both word reading and language comprehension, as the ‘Reading Rope’ diagram by psychologist and literacy expert Hollis Scarborough illustrates:



At Bramley St Peter's, phonics is taught in short, daily sessions so that children build up and practise the skills they need to use in reading and writing.


The school follows the Letters and Sounds programme: