We recognise and place great value on literacy skills as an essential tool for achievement in all areas of the curriculum as well as in later life. Our English leader (Mrs Douthwaite) is currently employed by the Wandle English Hub to provide support for other schools. The following working documents may be inaccessible at times of review:
Our phonics programme has been developed as a result of our partnership with an English hub. We use Letters and Sounds as a basis for our bespoke approach to teaching phonics in a systematic and structured way. Children work systematically from Phase 1 (Nursery) to Phase 6 (Year 2).
Children are taught all the KS2 spelling rules by the end of year 5 and they consolidate their knowledge of these in year 6.
Phase 2 sounds, rhymes and actions:
Phase 3 sounds, rhymes and actions:
Phase 5 sounds, rhymes and actions:
Phonics flashcards for parents/carers to download and use. Please contact school if you are unable to print copies.
Phonics workshop presentations