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King's Oak Primary

Oak Road, Bedford, MK42 0HH

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We teach phonics based on the structured programme of Sounds-Write. This is a developmental phonics scheme and all of our staff have received 4 days training to enable them to teach this effectively throughout the school. We hold parent events to support the teaching of reading and spelling. We provide our children with a broad range of texts which includes graded reading books, as well as children’s newspapers and a wide range of ‘free’ readers. The class teachers carefully track the progress of children to ensure that they make good progress and can apply their knowledge to their lessons. Year 1 children take part in the phonics screening check in June in accordance with Government Guidance.


Phonics lessons are taught on a daily basis in Early Years and KS1. In KS2 spelling is taught weekly and reinforced in children’s written work.

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