Phonics is particularly well covered with all staff teachers and support staff working alongside each other to ensure that each child is making progress. Phonics is taught in differentiated groups.

All staff are following Letters and Sounds programme:

  • Nursery Phase 1
  • Reception Phase 2 and Phase 3 with some Jolly Phonics alongside Phase 2 and Phase 3.
  • Year 1 follow Lancashire planning which ties into Letters and Sounds they are revisiting Phase 3 and developing onto Phase 4 and 5. Children are also receiving booster work to support learning working alongside class teacher and support staff. Phonics booster classes during Year 1 for half an hour sessions 3 times a week affecting 12 children to close the gap on the phonics screening
  • Year 2 some less able children are completing a fast tract phonics programme and some phonic work within class time. Phonics is taught every day from 9.10-9.30 (11.30 in reception and throughout in nursery)

Phonics screening was slightly lower than previous years at 68% this was due to more intervention time being spent on maths support.