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Winnersh Primary School,

Winnersh, Berkshire RG41 5LH

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    • Winnersh Primary School,
    • Greenwood Grove, Winnersh
    • Wokingham, Berkshire
    • RG41 5LH
    Tel: 0118 9782590

Reading and Phonics Schemes

Phonics at Winnersh Primary School


At Winnersh, we want every child to be a successful, fluent reader and writer by the end of Key Stage One. We believe that this is achievable through a combination of strong, high quality, discrete phonics teaching combined with regular, daily opportunities for developing reading skills. The teaching of phonics is a key strategy that is used to help our children to read, write and spell. 



Phonics is taught in a highly structured programme of daily lessons in groups differentiated according to children’s phonic awareness and development. At Winnersh, we teach phonics through a programme called Monster Phonics. It is a multi-sensory approach using colour to help children remember sounds. The sounds are categorised into ten colour groups and each colour has a corresponding monster character. Each session gives an opportunity for children to revisit their previous experience, be taught new skills, practise together and apply what they have learned.


For more information on how we teach Phonics at Winnersh Primary, please watch the video below.


Miss C Moore

Lead for Phonics

Phonics at Winnersh Primary School

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Please watch this video to find out more about how we teach phonics.

Below are details of the main Reading Schemes used at our school.  We mix, match and adapt our approach to meet the needs of each child. 


Key Stage 1 Reading Schemes


  • Oxford Reading Tree
  • Rising Stars
  • Collins Big Cat


  • Storyworld 
  • Magic Belt 
  • Totem and Talisman


Key Stage 2 Reading Scheme


  • Badger Learning