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One of the main areas where children require support is with learning to recognise and decode words for reading.  This is often accomplished by following programmes such as  Oxford Reading Tree and Ginn, used throughout the school, followed at an appropriate pace and supported with extra reading sessions and materials.


There are also other reading schemes that we use, e.g. Wolf Hill and Wellington Square.  These are specifically designed to encourage and help less able or reluctant readers.

We use the Lexia programme as a resource for reinforcemnt of reading and spelling as well as a support for children who require extra practice in these areas.


The name Toe by Toe was chosen to signify that a student makes progress by the tiniest steps - one toe at a time.  However, even though the steps taken are small, the student can clearly measure his or her progress right from the first page.  The student's confidence and self-esteem are boosted as a result. 

Word Wasp is another structured programme which helps teach the rules of spelling and phonics.

Lexia Reading

Lexia provides systematic, personalised learning of reading skills for students of all abilities. This research-proven, technology-based approach accelerates reading skills development, predicts students’ year-end performance and provides teachers data-driven action plans to help differentiate instruction.