Reading & reading schemes

We are very fortunate in Sudley Infants to have over 30 different reading schemes. All children will follow their own unique reading journey and will have an opportunity to read books with different genre from a variety of reading schemes. Here at Sudley we value the importance of reading for pleasure so we have a a huge amount of non reading scheme books that the children can choose from. We also use ‘Bug Club’ which is an online reading scheme which children can access at home. These books are very interactive and loved by children and parents.

Bug Club can be accessed on an iPad by downloading either of the following applications from the Apple App Store:

The Rover App
Puffin Browser

or just type in to Google ‘Bug club on Ipad’ and it will give you instructions

Listed below are some of the reading schemes used in school:

Bug Club

Story World

New Way

Ginn 360

Oxford Reading Tree

Cambridge Reading

Eye Witness Readers

Alpha World

Giggle and Grin

The Book Project


Through the Rainbow


One Two Three and Away

Four Corners

Sunshine Books

All Abroad

Flying Boot

Story Chest

Open Door


Happy Venture

Jolly Phonics



First Stories


Big Cat

Read, Write Inc

Song birds


Badger Books

Tree tops

Project X

Bangers & Mash

Reading Workshop for parents 2017
10 Tips on Hearing Your Child Read 2017


At Sudley Infant School we base our writing activities on a combination of the Hamilton Trust scheme and the needs of individual year groups.

Grammar presentation for parents 2017
Vocabulary list for parents 2017



We base our phonics teaching on the Letters and Sounds publication.

Letters and Sounds is a phonics resource published by the Department for Education and Skills. It aims to build children’s speaking and listening skills in their own right as well as to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills.

Phonic scheme: Letters and Sounds
 Suggested websites to support phonics at home 2017
Articulation of Phonemes
A useful video clip showing the correct ‘pure’ pronounciation of phonemes (units of sound).


At Sudley Infant School we base our mathematic teaching on the Abacus maths scheme.
Abacus is a unique maths toolkit that’s carefully crafted to inspire a genuine love of maths and help every child master mathematical concepts. It’s built on research into successful teaching in the UK by a team of expert authors and teaching practitioners to help you ensure mastery of skills for all.

Children in Key Stage One have their own log in details to access additional homework activities to support their learning in class.

Maths parent presentation 2017


Year 1 Phonic Screening Check

During the summer term children in Year 1 take part in the Phonic Screening Check. The Year 1 phonics screening check is not a formal test, but a way for teachers to ensure that children are making sufficient progress with their phonics skills to read words and that they are on track to become fluent readers who can enjoy reading for pleasure and for learning.

Any children who do not get a score above a threshold mark (32  out of 40 in 2017) are required to attempt the check again in the summer term of Year 2.

Phonics Screening Check parent presentation 2017


End of Key Stage 1 Assessment (SATs)

At the end of Key Stage 1 the children in Year 2  complete specific tests in mathematics, reading, grammar, punctuation and spelling.  These activities take place within the normal classroom routine as part of usual class activities and the children are usually unaware when they have completed them.

These tests are in addition to the ongoing teacher assessment which forms a major part of everyday teaching and learning within the school-the actual tests just provide a snapshot of achievement.  It is the results of the teacher assessment which will be reported to you at the end of the academic year as these give the most accurate reflection of achievement.

Examples of some of the SAT papers from 2016:
Sample reading booklet 1
Sample reading booklet 2
Sample grammar & punctuation
Sample spelling paper
Sample matematics booklet- Number
Sample mathematics booklet-Reasoning

Parents and members of the public can find out more information about the curriculum by contacting the school office.