At Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School we follow the Oxford Reading Tree Reading Scheme. The books are colour banded and children are allocated an appropriate band depending on their ability to read words and comprehend the text they have read. This scheme starts in the Foundation Stage, continues in Key Stage 1 and again in Key Stage 2. This scheme is supplemented by other reading books to challenge the children and to develop their love of reading.

We are thrilled to be working with Beanstalk, a national charity which recruits and trains reading helpers to support children with their literacy skills.

Volunteers work with selected children two afternoons a week on a one-to-one basis.

For more information, or to find out about volunteering, visit their website


Reading is an amazing way to fire your imagination and find out new things.  Oxford Owl offer lots of free e-books online for you to read and enjoy.

Why not have a look for yourself?  Just visit the Oxford Owl website and enjoy!



At our Lady of Lourdes Primary School in Key Stage 1, we follow the Letters and Sounds curriculum for phonics. This is taught in different phases and starts in the Foundation Stage and continues through to Key Stage 2 when required.