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Abbotskerswell Primary School

Slade Lane,  Abbotskerswell, Newton Abbot,  Devon,  TQ12 5NS


(01626) 353605


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Click on the blue boxes to download the relevant information about aspects of our English provision.

Abbotskerswell Primary School

Reading Schemes

We use a range of different reading schemes at our school. This is to provide variety and interest for the children and to help develop a love of reading. The schemes which are used for our individual readers and  guided reading books, include Oxford Reading Tree, Rigby Star, Collins Big Cat, Ginn and PM Library.


We also have a number of phonics-based reading books to support the application of phonics in Phases 2 – 4. Our phonics-based schemes include Songbirds, Usborne Phonic Readers and Collins Big Cat Phonics. The Dandelion Readers scheme is also used to support children who need extra support with decoding words.


We follow the 'Letters & Sounds' phonics scheme in Reception & Year 1. Year 2 also use the scheme for revision as part of their spelling lessons.

Download | Letters & Sounds Scheme

Further information and support about the teaching of phonics can be found in our parent information packs.

Phase 1 Phase 2

Reading Curriculum

We use the following grids to assess the children's reading skills across the school.

Year 1