Reading Zone 

Reading is a fundamental part of learning here at Cossington. We strongly believe that the ability to read is fundamental to pupil's learning across the curriculum, their ability to be independent and their future life choices. 

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.”— Dr. Seuss. 

If you would like to know more about reading at Cossington, please find our reading policy in the Curriculum policies section. 

Early Reading and Phonics 

At Cossington we use the 'Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised' progression to develop our young readers in Receptions and Year 1. To see our phonics progression map, see below:


You may find these grapheme information sheets  below useful to support your child in developing their phonic recall and letter formation.


To find out more about the 'Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised', go to: 

Whole School Diversity Reading Spines

Over the past few years we have worked to develop each year groups reading spine to use in our whole class reading lessons and class texts. Each year group covers a wide variety of diverse text types that enhance and enrich children's knowledge in every year group. These can be found in the Reading Policy in the policy section. 

'Some books should be tasted

some devoured,

but only a few

should be chewed and digested thoroughly'. 

Cornelia Funke, Inkheart. 


At Cossington we use the Purple Mash spelling schemes of work as a pathway for all children to become competent spellers. This focuses on teaching children the strategies that support them in their spelling of words by identifying patterns, rules and common exceptions. This is particularly useful in helping the children in Years 3 to 6 to learn their statutory spellings and are reviewed every week in class. 

The use of phonics is encouraged through the use of the 'Little Wandle Grapheme Mat' to support children in the spelling of increasingly unfamiliar words. Please see the attached documents below to support your child at home. 


Genre based reading recommendations for Key Stage 2

Genre poster Y5-Y6.pdf

Upper Key Stage 2

Lower Key Stage 2- Coming Soon 

No Shelf Control Book Newsletter- Book Recommendations 

December 2022

no-shelf-control-december 2022.pdf

November 2022

No Shelf Control Nov 22.pdf

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