• Reading Phonics

Reading and Phonics

This page provides information about the reading and phonics work we carry out at Netherhall Learning Campus Junior School.


In Years 3 and 4, we use a variety of books to support children’s reading development.

We use Project X books in guided reading. Children progress through these books and other Oxford Reading tree books according to their reading age, and also how confidently they read and understand the story.

We encourage at least 15 minutes daily reading at home and each child has a reading record for adults at home to acknowledge their reading achievements.

In Years 5 and 6, children also use Oxford Reading Tree and can progress through to free readers.

To support children new to English, and bi-lingual children who are having difficulty accessing the English language curriculum, we use EALIP (which is English as an additional language intensive programme).

Children use our vibrant school library each week and have access to a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books.


At Netherhall Learning Campus Junior School, we continue the work of our colleagues at the Infant School. We use Letters and Sounds with the children until they are working confidently at Phase 6.

We have a wide of phonetically decodable texts covering a huge variety of topics to ensure that learning to become a fluent reader is fun and enjoyable for all our children.


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Netherhall Learning Campus consists of four schools, covering the full age and ability range from 3 – 19 years, each with its own distinctive ethos; each with its own individual identity and each catering to the specific needs of its students.

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