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We are excited to announce that from September 2022 we will begin using the phonics scheme, Essential Letters and Sounds. 


Below we have collated as much information as possible to ensure that parents are able to continue to support their children with learning, outside of school. Of course if you would like any more information or to discuss other ways in which you can help your child learn to read then please catch us at the door.

Hopefully you now have a clear idea of Phonics and in particular our chosen scheme to learn from, Essential Letters and Sounds. The aim is very clear - Getting All Children to Read Well, Quickly


Phonics in school is carried out in the morning, we find this is when the pupils are most alert and focused and it also means we have the remainder of the school day to continue to reinforce the new sound during other activities ensuring that its really embedded in the child's memory. 


Below are videos for phases 2 and 3 of the phonics scheme. They demonstrate the pronunciation of a letter and how it should verbally be translated to a sound, it is vital that when children are learning phonics they are producing the sound rather than the letter name. 

An important note to remember is that children can easily become confused and forget, that is why following a scheme like ELS is crucial to the learning process with phonics. The structured scheme introduces the letter and sound at the correct time during the correct phase. We welcome parental input with learning and would encourage our parents to contact the class teachers for information about the current letter and sound or which order they will be taught in.

Home Reading Books


You will find out more about books that your child will bring home when your child begins in Reception.  Please read with your child every day, model how to respect and care for books, praise children for their efforts and have fun!