The National Curriculum forms the basis of all that we teach at South Malling.
The teaching of phonics begins in Red Rabbits and continues for as long as each child needs. We use the Letters and Sounds scheme as well as Jolly Phonics
The school uses a wide range of books in the teaching of reading. We do not rely on one scheme, however we do have a large number of Project X books. In the Early Years and Foundation Stage (Red Rabbits) and Key Stage 1 (years 1 & 2) the books are organised by colour bands to support growing reading ability following guidance from the Institute of Education.  ​