Fulbourn Primary School

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KS1 Reading and Phonics

Phonics and reading skills are taught at Fulbourn Primary School through Storytime Phonics and using the Collins Big Cat reading scheme.


StoryTime Phonics, devised by Literacy Consultant Michelle Larbey is a new, holistic, whole class approach to learning to read. Its joyful yet systematic approach uses REAL books to contextualise the phonemes.

Rooted in research (Wyse and Goswami), the programme is practical in practice. High quality texts by best-loved authors ensure high level engagement at every stage.


Collins Big Cat is our main reading scheme which is used from Reception to Year 6, beginning with picture books with no words, (Lilac Colour Band Level 0) to challenging texts (Pearl Colour Band Level 18) to extend even the more able readers in Year 6. The scheme provides a high quality, enjoyable, interesting range of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and classic texts.