Gillas Lane Primary Academy and Nursery

Welcome to our school

Phonics and Reading Schemes

In Key Stage 1 we run a phonic programme for Reading.  It is focussed on Read, Write, Inc Programme.   Children are taught to:

  • learn to read and write letter-sound correspondences quickly
  • decode effortlessly, spell and handwrite easily
  • comprehend what they read
  • read with fluency and expression
  • write confidently using oral rehearsal
  • work effectively with a partner to articulate their learning at every step

We have purchased the Lexia Reading software program, which we run throughout the school.

Lexia Reading provides targetted practice to help pupils develop their reading skills. As an added benefit, the program is available for pupils at home to extend their practice time via the Lexia Reading school-to-home connection.

Click on this link to download the instructions for installing the program on your home computer.

We also work on Oxford Reading Scheme and a range of other related texts to support reading throughout school.