Girlington Primary School

Girlington Primary School

Reading Books


Phonics reading books- Floppy’s Phonics

We have some new Floppy’s Phonics books and resources in school.  These books and resources are used alongside Letters and Sounds and Jolly phonics. They are part of The Oxford Reading scheme with very familiar characters!

Jolly phonics

We use the Jolly phonics actions to help our children to recognise and remember the letter sounds they have learnt in school. This multi-sensory approach makes learning fun and easy for children.

Below is a link so you can also learn the actions to support your child at home.  

Jolly phonics actions


Reading book bands

Our books are banded into colour bands. Your child’s guided reading book will have a colour band on it. Use the link below to see what level your child is reading at.

Book bands


High frequency words and tricky words.

You child needs to learn to read and spell the most common words used in English. In school these words are ordered to link with the Letters and Sounds Phases.

Your child will bring home a set of words they need to practise to read and spell at home.

Try to practise them at least three times a week. See if your child can find them in sentences they read or write them in their own sentences. Click on the links below.

High frequency words and tricky words order


Sea creatures


Reading Record books

Don’t forget- When you read with your child remember to write in your child’s reading record book. Write a comment on how your child has done, the date and which page your child has read to. 


Reading Record Book KS1                                     Reading Record Book KS2


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This was a whole school parents meeting to give parents information on how their children are taught to read in school. Parents were given advice on how to encourage and help with reading at home.

Below are posters, advice and tips on helping your child to read at home.

Questions to ask when reading with your child (Foundation/KS1)

Questions to ask when  reading with your child (KS2)

Ideas and advice with helping your child to read at home