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Our English subject leader is Miss Emily Howard.



At Baddow Hall Infant School we teach the children to read through our daily phonics lessons, using the Letters and Sounds programme. The children have access to fully and part decodable books to support their phonics teaching, as well as a wide range of other books in their classroom reading corners. High frequency words, which cannot always be decoded or sounded out, are also practised in daily phonics sessions and lists are sent home for additional practice.


We strongly encourage parents to read regularly with their children in order to support them in developing their reading skills, so that they become lifelong enthusiastic readers. The comments made by parents in children's reading diaries provide teachers with valuable information about children's reading at home.


Through our Every Child Reads Scheme children will be have motivated to read at home giving them the opportunity to reach the following awards: bronze, silver, gold, platinum, diamond and titanium.