At Cherry Oaks School we use two complementary reading schemes- Jolly Phonics and The Oxford Reading Tree.
Jolly Phonics is a fun and child-centred approach to teaching literacy through synthetic phonics. With actions for each of the 42 letter sounds, the multi-sensory method is very motivating for children and teachers, who can see their students achieve. The letter sounds are split into seven groups as shown below.
By enjoying the adventures of Floppy, Biff, Chip and Kipper in the Oxford Reading Tree children are taught to read letters or groups of letters and then they are helped to read words by blending the sounds together to make a word.