St James-the-Less Roman Catholic Primary School, Unity Way, Rawtenstall, Rossendale, Lancashire, BB4 8SU

01706 216190

Email: bursar@st-jamesless.lancs.sch.uk

Phonics & Reading 

St James the Less uses a variety of resources to teach reading, including the following schemes:

 

Phonics

Read Write Inc

Letters and Sounds

Smart Kids Phonic Resources

 

Reading

Oxford Reading Tree (various series)

Jelly and Bear

All Aboard (Ginn)

Phonics Bugs

 

National Testing at Year 1 and Year 2

 

Children are tested in Year 1 to see if they are at a particular standard by the end of the year.  Those children who were not at the expected standard by the end of Year 1 are retested at the end of Year 2.

 

Results - St James the Less performs well above the national averages

 

2017 

Year 1 97% at the expected level

 

2016 

Year 1 - 90% at the expected level

 

2015 

Year 1 - 86.2% at the expected level