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Year 6 Parents/Carers need to apply for their child to attend Secondary School the following year


Secondary School Applications can be submitted from the 1st September until the 31st October


The deadline for the submission of Secondary School Applications is the 31st October

Reading Scheme

At Cranbrook we develop phonics and early reading skills using the Letters and Sounds scheme. Teachers assess phonics using rigorous assessments to ensure children are developing in their segmenting, blending, and decoding skills. All 1-1 reading books across the school from EYFS-Year 6 are closely matched to our Letters and Sounds phonics scheme using Collins BigCat books. These books will be selected to match the pupils current phonics phase in EYFS and KS1 and their reading band in KS2. We also use Dandelion Launchers books for some of our beginner and reluctant readers which are also matched closely to our phonics scheme. These books have been selected as they build a child’s self-esteem and encourage confidence in independent reading. These books provide practice whilst offering different stories. Each unit introduces new letters/sounds while revising previously taught phonic letters/sounds and high-frequency or sight words. Across the school we promote and encourage children to select an additional reading for pleasure text from the classroom library.

Reading for Pleasure

We encourage the love of reading through summer reading challenges, Readalicious high quality texts lists, world book days, teachers reading aloud, dear time, classic texts, shared reading, buddy reading and planning opportunities from a variety of quality literature including texts from diverse authors. We develop our school drivers and foster empathy, determination, aspirations and confident communicators through our choices of text and protagonists.  Displays around our school show that we are a reading community – with parent, pupil and teacher timelines demonstrating how reading has changed and shaped our lives.  Children are encouraged to understand and believe;

‘The more your read, the more you know, 
The more you know, the more you grow. 
The smarter you grow, the stronger your voice, 
When speaking your mind or making your choice. 
We believe Readers are Future Leaders!'

Help your child’s reading by using the useful links below:
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