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St James CofE Primary and Nursery School

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St James CofE Primary and Nursery School

English including Phonics, Reading and Writing

Our Intent for Reading at St James

Our Intent for Writing at St James

In terms of teaching PHONICS at St James, please see below a copy of our Phonics Implementation Policy for further details of how Phonics is taught.  We base our Phonics programme on the Department for Education's "Letters and Sounds" document, and facilitate this scheme through My Bug Club.


Phonics is taught from the first day that pupils enter our school.  

Information for Parents:


Please see below a video presentation from each teacher, explaining how reading is taught in each year group. 

Virtual Library

To promote our love of reading at St James we have created our very own Virtual Library! We'd love for you to use this to promote your love of reading at home too -  simply click on the book cover picture to enjoy a story! 


MyOn is a system that St James Primary and Nursery School uses to encourage and monitor reading at home. It is an interactive platform that uses children's reading levels to provide books that are accessible and enjoyable for them to read. We also use this system at school to encourage independent reading. This helps to keep children's reading consistent and familiar at home and at school, supporting them to develop their love and passion for reading.


Please see the video that explains how MyOn is used and a link of how to access it: 

Take a look at our wonderful Libraries where children can come and gain a love of books.