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Phonics and Reading

"Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow.”   Lawrence Clark Powell


At Parklee Primary School we use the Letters and Sounds Phonics Programme for all of our phonics teaching.

Letters and Sounds is a phonics resource published by the Department for Education and Skills. It aims to build children's speaking and listening skills in their own right as well as to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills. It sets out a detailed and systematic programme for teaching phonic skills for children, with the aim of them becoming fluent readers by age seven. For more detailed information, visit the Letters and Sounds website.


Here you will find some useful information about our phonics policy and teaching strategies.


Phonics Policy

Please download our 'Phonics Policy' below for further information.


Phonics Overview 2020-2021

Please download our 'Phonics Overview' below for further information.


Termly Progression Overview

Please click on our 'Termly Progression Overview' below for further information.


Phonics Screening Check

At the end of Year 1 all children will sit a Phonics Screening Check. You will find lots of useful information in the following document regarding the check and what it entails. You may also want to take a look at some of the example materials to familiarise your child with some of the words they would be expected to read.

Please download the 'Phonics Screening Check' document below for more information.


Phonics Screening Sample Materials


Key Stage 2

Children who still need extra support to develop their phonic knowledge across Key 2 are identified and targeted for intervention. There are a range of intervention strategies which teachers will use and the most appropriate one is selected once a child’s needs have been assessed. Teachers will refer to the Support for Spelling document for those children that did not complete the Letters and Sounds document.


Support for Spelling Document


Reading Schemes:

The school uses Oxford Reading Tree Scheme for EYFS / KS1 and 'BUG CLUB' Reading both with physical books and online book resources across the school.

As children move into Key stage 2 the Oxford Reading Tree Scheme is supplemented with various other reading spines icluding ‘Tree Tops’, ‘Songbirds’ and various books from recognised children’s authors including classical literature.

Regular reading at home and reading to adults in school is promoted throughout the school and various reading incentive schemes are used to increase participation. ‘Reading Miles’ are used throughout school and provide pupils with a termly ‘treat’ for consistently reading with an adult. In Key stage 2, ‘Book Blasters’ provides pupils with a reward for being the ‘Reader of the Week.’


Please see class pages for more information.

Click here for the staff 'MASKED READER' Competition!

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Parklee Community Primary School

Wardour Street, Atherton, Manchester M46 0AR

Mrs Dawn Roper - Headteacher

Miss Rebecca Wood – Deputy Headteacher & SENDCO

01942 874203 |