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How do we teach reading?

How do we teach Reading at Grove?

We use all of the following to teach reading:

  • Phonics Teaching (Jolly Phonics and Letters and Sounds)
  • Tricky Words (Letters and Sounds)
  • Everyday Words (School's Wordbanks adapted from National Curriculum Year Group lists)
  • Teaching of word patterns and spelling (National Curriculum)
  • DERIC sessions (small group, whole class and individual)
  • Group Reading
  • Individual Reading
  • Story Time (all classes everyday)
  • Guided Comprehension - small focus groups
  • Speed Reading


All of the teaching is underpinned by strong Assessment for Learning and on going daily, weekly, monthly half termly tracking and Gaps analysis.