Phonics and Reading


At Park Primary School we follow ‘Letters and Sounds’ which is a phonics programme published by the government to teach phonics systematically through six different phases. Children have phonics sessions every day. These normally last around 20 minutes and are fast, fun and multi-sensory. The children are given opportunities to apply their new skills in all areas of the curriculum. The more opportunities they are given, the more confident they will become with these skills.

We regularly hold information evenings to show parents how Phonics and Reading is taught in school and strategies that can be used to support children at home. Please check the calendar for our next event.

We use a range of books to support home reading covering fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Children also have access to Bug Club with their own personal online library that they can access on any device, anywhere to support their reading. The books available in their personal library have been carefully selected by his/her class teacher. You can access Bug Club by clicking here.

Useful Websites

The websites below have lots of games available for each phase. The children are already familiar with them and extra practice at home always helps. Have a try! (Bug Club)