Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Reading and Phonics

At Oasis Academy Clarksfield, we believe reading is a vital skill that will support children's learning across the whole curriculum. We want children to become enthusiastic, independent and reflective readers who are able to read with fluency, accuracy and understanding.

But, as importantly, we want all pupils to leave Year 6 with a love of reading and a desire to read for enjoyment. There are many ways in which we can help our children in school to develop a desire, hunger and passion for reading, and this page is designed to do just that outside of school.

Reading Scheme

We use phonetically decodable texts to teach reading in EYFS and KS1, and children progress to being able to select from a range of texts to challenge more able readers using the Accelerated Reading Scheme once they are fluent readers. This enables us to consolidate learning and develop as wide a reading vocabulary as possible.

Each class has its own reading corner with books from a variety of authors and genres and there is also a main library.

Children take reading books home in order to practise their reading skills and to share their learning with parents. 

In KS1 and KS2, reading sessions are taught through a quality text which is matched to their curriculum topic to enable children to focus on their development and understanding of language, in particular subject specific vocabulary which in turn feeds into their writing.


Our Phonics scheme is Read Write Inc. All children in Nursery, Reception and Year 1 follow this scheme. For more information click here.

Phonics Screening Check

At the end of Year 1, every child is expected to take a Phonics Screening Check which is designed to confirm whether pupils have learnt phonic decoding to an appropriate standard. It will also identify pupils who need extra help to improve their decoding skills.