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Reading and writing are key elements of the primary curriculum - this page contains useful documents and links that will help parents to help their children to learn.

English Curriculum Evening

Tips for Parents

Some ideas about how you can help your child at home.

A Summary of English in Year 1

A Summary of English in Year 2



Phonics are the building blocks of reading and writing, and a fundamental part of the English curriculum.  All children are taught phonics daily: 3 days a week they are split into differenciated groups, and 2 days the teaching is whole class.  This ensures some exposure to a breadth of sounds, and some more focused teaching.

We follow a programme called 'Letters and Sounds', which breaks the learning down into 6 phases.  Information on each phase can be found below. 

A link to a video of clear enunciation of sounds is also below: parents can support teachers by watching this to clarify how sounds should be pronounced!