Reading and Phonics

Reading Materials

We use a variety of resources to teach reading in school:

We use Letters and Sounds (using Phonics Play and LCP to support planning and delivery)
Smart Kids phonics resources
Read, Write Inc Phonics home and group reading books
Oxford Reading Tree group reading books

Home Reading
Primarily Oxford Reading Tree
Other publishers including Ginn Reading 360 and Collins Big Cat

Guided Reading
Oxford Reading Tree (including Project X)
Usborne Phonics Readers
Storyworlds Collins – Big Cat and Jets

You can also take a look at our full Reading Policy May 2019.


Castle View Primary School has committed to Lancashire’s year of reading in 2018 and made the following pledge:

During the year of reading, we are committed to:
o Becoming a reading school.
o Seeking out every opportunity to improve standards in
reading within our school.
o Encouraging reading for pleasure.
o Enabling children to read in depth in a wide range of
subjects, deepening their knowledge and understanding
across the curriculum.
o Working with other schools, our local library and other
partners to promote reading as a life-long skill.