Market Drayton Infant & Nursery School

‘An excellent, happy school, where we enjoy learning’


At Market Drayton Infant and Nursery School the teaching of reading is designed with three goals in mind:

  1. to develop in children a love of literature
  2. to provide systematic phonics teaching that enables children to read rapidly
  3. To develop children’s comprehension and understanding of a range of texts using the simple model of reading.


We believe that literacy and communication are key life skills. Learning to read and exploring literacy gives children the opportunity to develop their vocabulary, enter imaginary worlds and answer their many questions. We encourage children to persevere, co-operate and take responsibility for their learning.

The school uses the following to develop phonics and decoding:

- Floppy Phonics - fiction and non-fiction

- Songbird Phonics

- Traditional Tales (OUP)

- Project x - fiction and non-fiction


For wider reading it uses non-decodable:

- Oxford Reading Tree

- Fireflies

- Snapdragons