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Chapel Break Infant School

English at Chapel Break Infant School


Click Title to see - Year 1 Technical Skills in English       


Click Title to see - Year 1 Linked Literature in English 


Click Title to see - Year 2 Technical Skills in English 


Click Title to see - Year 2 Linked Literature in Enlgish 




Learning to read is one of the great skills for life. At Chapel Break our aim is that reading can bring pleasure, fun, help feed our children’s’ lively imaginations, be a vital part of childhood and open doors to new worlds. More than ever in a digital age, reading will be vital for learning at school, at home and for life.  We use a range of reading scheme books alongside a variety of high quality picture books to teach children to read.  Our core reading scheme is The Oxford Reading Tree series of books.

 A firm foundation

At Chapel Break we believe that children make a fast and solid start to reading by learning synthetic phonics. We use the government’s Letters and Sounds teaching guidance to teach phonics.

What is phonics?


Words are made up from small units of sound called phonemes. Phonics teaches children to be able to listen carefully and identify the phonemes that make up each word. This helps children to learn to read words and to spell words


Click here to find out more about Phonics.


Watch the video to find out how to pronounce the 44 sounds of the English alphabetic code.


Chapel Break Reading Promises

We will promise at school to


  • Teach them the sounds (or phonemes) needed  to read words and send them home for you to practise together
  • Hear your child read individually at least once a week
  •  Hear your child read regularly in group or guided reading
  • Give you and your child access to books at the right level for them
  • Teach your child ways to remember tricky or whole words and send them home for you to practise together
  • Help build their understanding of meaning by asking questions
  • Let you know if there are any problems and how things are progressing every term


Reading promises families can make to their children


  • Read a story to your child for fun every day
  • To find 5 minutes each day to help your child with sounds, words and their school reading book
  • To help your child remember their book bag each day
  • To praise every effort your child makes
  • To find ways of making the practising fun

  • Ask questions to help with understanding
  • To pop in and see us if you are concerned