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Our Lady and St John's Catholic Primary School

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The children learn phonics throughout Early Years and KS1 and for some children in KS2.

It is taught daily, in short sessions so that children can build up and practice skills they need to use in reading and writing. 

Practising the sounds is really vital.

We use a synthetic Phonics programme: Essential Letters & Sounds

Harder to read and spell words

Sounds of the English Phonic Code -Synthetic Phonics.wmv

How to help your child at home


  • Practice the reading of the sounds brought home in your child's sound wallets (Reception only)
  • Practice the formation of the letter sounds 
  • Find objects around your home that contain that sound
  • Make the learning fun! Visit the websites below