Reading and Phonics


Practice for Phonics Screening


Reading Evening Slideshow 

Please click on the link below to view the slideshow and Leaflet from our Reading Evening in April

Reading Presentation 2018

The Power Of Reading Info Leaflet 2018


Year One Reading Screen

Phonics Screen Parent Information


Reading and Phonics At Foundation and Key Stage One

The school has adopted the Letters and Sounds document (2007) to teach phonics in Foundation and Key Stage One, developing the planning to encompass the new expectations from the National Curriculum 2014.

More information about letters and sounds can be found here.

In the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 phonics is taught daily at a discrete dedicated time.

Currently in Year One all children are taught phase 5 in these daily sessions. Children who need to work on and consolidate earlier phases are part of an intervention programme.

Resources to support the learning of phonics:

Suggested websites

BBC – there are a number of resources available through the BBC website, for example:

Family Learning:

Phonics Play – although this is a subscription website there are some games available for free.

ICT games

Letters and Sounds – we use this website in school for resources and games. There are useful online games accessible via this website for example:

Suggested Apps for iPad

There are a large number of apps available, both for free and at a small cost. Such as:

Mr Thorne does Phonics (various at £1.49 – £2.99)

ABC Pocket Phonics (free)

Twinkle phonics (various free up to £4.99)

Year 1 Phonics Screening Check

The statutory Year 1 Phonics Screening Check which provisionally will take place during the weeks 16th—27th June 2015. Please ensure that your child is in school during this week.

The check is a list of 40 words which children will read one -to-one with their class teacher.  It will assess phonics skills and knowledge learned through Reception and Year 1.

It will check that your child can:

  • Sound out and blend graphemes in order to read simple words e.g. n-igh-t
  • ·Read phonically decodable one-syllable and two-syllable words, e.g. cat, sand, windmill.
  • ·Read a selection of nonsense words which are referred to as ‘pseudo words’.

For the Department for Education Parents and Carers Information on the Year One phonics screening check click here.