We follow the Letters and Sounds phonics scheme for teaching systematic synthetic phonics in classes 1 and 2, and this carries on into the older classes in addition we use Jolly Phonics resources. The programme combines reading and writing skills, and uses actions for an interactive, multi-sensory approach.

There are five main elements to the teaching:
  • Learning the letter sounds
  • Learning letter formation
  • Blending
  • Identifying sounds in words
  • Tricky words

For further information about the Jolly Phonics programme and resources click on this external link.

To consolidate this learning, pupils will bring home a reading book each day and, in some classes, a weekly task like dictation or spelling. We ask parents to spend time daily hearing their child read, reading to them and discussing their own everyday literacy skills.

We use the following reading schemes: Oxford Reading Tree, Collins Big Cats, Rigby Star and Floppy's Phonics.