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At Kings Road we teach phonics following the DFE 'Letters and Sounds' principles which concentrate on activities to promote speaking and listening skills, phonological awareness and oral blending. This supports children with word reading skills and spelling. We also use materials from the 'Jolly Phonics' scheme to supplement teaching. 

KS1 Reading scheme


Phonetically decodable books


  • Oxford Reading Tree (Songbirds, ProjectX, Floppy's Phonics)
  • Rising Stars - Reading Planet
  • Dandelion Readers - Collins 'Big Cat' phonics
  • Pearson Phonics
  • Pearson - 'Bug Club' (phonics & reading online)


Reading scheme books


  • Oxford Reading Tree ( ProjectX, Tree Tops)
  • Collins 'Big Cat'
  • Dorling Kindersley  


What's happening?


How was the Royal Readathon money spent?

      The aim of the Royal Readathon was to raise money for beautiful, exciting books that can be shared and enjoyed at home. Well here they are! The plan is that next year, in addition to your child’s home reading books, they will also get the chance to choose a book to take home, that they want to read or listen to just for the sheer pleasure of it.

    At Kings Road, we are passionate about reading for pleasure and encouraging our children to read because they want to, not because they have to. We hope that these books can be enjoyed by the whole family. Story time is certainly one my favourite times of the day. It leads to those moments of revelation, awe and wonder. There is nothing more magical that getting lost in the pages of book.

    This wouldn’t have been possible without your support so thank you from the bottom of my heart. Best wishes, Mrs Buckingham

Black Lives Matter

     With all the uncertainty in the world today it comes with great sadness that we are also having to deal with challenging times. On the 25th May the world watched a black man named George Floyd die at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis. This has brought a powerful movement in which the world has come together in protest to demonstrate that Black Lives Matter (BLM). We think it is important we acknowledge the importance of BLM and the history over the years of the struggle the black community all over the world have had to endure. We can begin by building each other up and showing support where we can by being positive.

We thought it would be nice to share these diverse picture books with your children. You can either use the QR codes on the attached PDF or you can pop the book title into a Youtube search and they come up.

Royal Readathon Success!

We are absolutely delighted to announce that £991.45 was raised during our first ever sponsored Royal Readathon. This is such an achievement and my heartfelt thanks goes to each and every child who managed to complete the sponsored reading challenge and raise money for an exciting reading for pleasure project. A massive thank you must also go to all our families who supported and sponsored the children. Every penny will be spent on new, exciting, high quality books for our children to enjoy from September. Well done.



              'Take One Book' 2020 title revealed!

     Next week the entire school will base their learning on the incredible story of Greta and The Giants by Zoe Tucker. The author tells the inspiring tale of a little girl who lives in a beautiful forest that is threatened by giants. It is based on the story of Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Greta Thunberg. It deals with the issue of climate change in a very eloquent, and child friendly way. We can't wait to explore this book!

The Book Fair is coming!

     The Scholastic Book Fair is back! It will run from Monday 2nd March after school until Friday 6th. The before school book fair will run from 8:30am each morning and after school from 3:15pm. There will be hundreds of beautiful books to choose from. All the children will be given their £1 voucher which, can either be used off the price of a book or can be taken to a local bookshop, who will be stocking 15 titles that can be exchanged for the voucher. We really do value your support with this event which helps raise money for books in school! Here is just a small selection of books that the school were given as a result of the last book fair. 

‘Royal Readathon’ launched!

    This year we have launched the 'Royal Readathon' to try and encourage reading for pleasure at home. Every penny raised from this sponsored event will be spent on buying the latest, quality books for the children to enjoy across the school. We hope that children will enjoy this challenge and get stuck in! We really want to develop the love of reading we have in school to a passion for reading at home. The deadline for all sponsorship is Friday 6th March 2020.

                                  Keep Reading!

Kings Road scoop prestigious 'Reading for Pleasure' award!

     Every year during World Book Day week, Kings Road launch a week long celebration of reading and writing with a project called 'Take One Book'. The whole school base their entire learning around one carefully selected, exciting book.

     Last March we chose Zeraffa Giraffa by Dianne Hofmeyr which tells the astonishing, true story of a giraffe who was sent as a gift from Egypt to France in 1827. The epic 2000 mile journey took two and a half years. Each year group chooses a different writing genre and produces a 'Royal Write' based on issues/ideas from the book. These are then displayed throughout the school along with artwork that has been created during the week long project.

     Dianne was delighted we had selected her book and sent us a video message all the way from Africa where she was visiting. Following the project Dianne nominated us for ‘Society of Authors CWIG Reading for Pleasure Award’ after being 'so inspired' by the school's commitment for reading for pleasure. Below are a collection of pictures from the event.