Reading & Phonics, Writing, Handwriting and Spelling ​

Please follow the links below to find out more information about how we teach Reading & Phonics, Writing and Spelling​



Read​ing and Phonics


There is a whole school approach to Handwriting; we are following a progressive cursive script scheme and using the resources from if you would like to take a look and support your child.

Reading information for parents

Common exception words years 1 and 2

Common exception words years 3 and 4

Common exception words years 5 and 6

First 100 HFW

Next 200 HFW


Daresbury Star Logo​ Bug Club​ Reading Scheme

Daresbury School subscribes to an e-reading scheme called The Bug Club.

Bug Club's online reading world aims to help children improve their reading skills at school or home with exciting eBooks and rewards and has been designed to motivate children so that they get the most out of reading each book and want to read more.


Please click on the link below for more information

 Daresbury Star LogoReading Bands​

Book banding is a system of grouping books in bands of colour to represent different levels of reading difficulty.

All the reading books in school are colour coded in order that children can choose a book from the appropriate level.


For more details of each book band please click on the appropriate link below:

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