The Oxford Reading Tree scheme is used throughout EYFS, KS1 and KS1 and it runs parallel to the Rigby Star reading scheme which is also used at Carlton. The schemes have been matched up to ensure each stage complements the relevant reading age of the children. Children are regularly assessed, using PM Bench Marking, to ensure that they are reading the correct stage book. Books for children are selected to enable both pace of reading and sufficient challenge to help progress pupil’s reading fluency. Children in Key Stage One are given a reading book to take home regularly and have a reading diary which is a home /school link to allow parents to support their child at home.
Oxford Reading Tree is a Character led sequence of books which follow the lives and adventures of the central characters Biff, Chip, Kipper and Floppy. The initial levels are phonetically structured. The controlled vocabulary increasingly introduces more complex vocabulary as the scheme progresses. The adventures and predicaments that the central characters find themselves in allow the reader to think about and engage with the characters and ask questions about the stories.
Carlton Junior and Infant School
Upper Road, Dewsbury,
West Yorkshire, WF13 2DQ
Tel: 01924 325265
If you have any queries or require further information please contact school by email, telephone or letter and the office staff (Mrs O'Brien or Mrs Hussain) will be more than happy to help in any way they can.
Headteacher: Ms Mahmood
Chair of Governors: Amir Afzal
SENCO: Miss Hewitt