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Scorton C of E

Primary School


Phonics at Scorton School


At Scorton Church of England Primary School we believe becoming fluent and comprehensive readers is the key to accessing learning across the whole curriculum.


We aim to create a love for Reading, Writing and Spelling through a consistent approach of Phonics teaching. Phonics is an important daily lesson in each class from nursery through to year 2 and in KS2 we differentiate according to children’s phonic awareness and development. Our school follows Red Rose Letters and Sounds, which develops the children’s ability to hear, discriminate, recognise and write the sounds. Teachers plan flexibly using the rigorous assessment and progression and deliver discrete daily sessions that are multisensory, fun, pacy and engaging. Opportunities to apply  knowledge of phonics is evident in all aspects of our curriculum. 


Our pupils will experience;

  • A discrete daily phonics session
  • Focused directed teaching involving oral and written practice of letters and sounds;
  • A variety of teaching methods, including demonstration, modelling, games, singing and other practical activities.
  • Repetition and teaching of ‘tricky’ words.


What does a phonics session look like in our school? 

Part 1: Revisit

Part 2: Teach

Part 3: Practise

Part 4: Apply ( This might take place in provision for EYFS or as an introduction to a phonics session for Year 1/2  due to our mixed age context.)  


We noticed that our children made superb progress in phonics when we added music and rhyme. As a school and with the children, we created pictures and rhymes to help us read. Sometimes we add pop music and disco lights too!

How do we assess phonics?