Reevy Hill Primary School

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Phonics/Early Reading

At Reevy Hill Primary School, we believe that teaching children to read is the most important gift we can give them.


Phonics is one of the many skills needed to become a reader and writer.  We aim to give pupils the best possible start on their reading/writing journey by teaching them the essential skills and knowledge to decode and encode words independently from the outset.  At this point of reading and writing, pupils will use phonics as their first strategy to read and spell unknown words until it is embedded and automatic for them. We provide pupils with the opportunity to develop this automaticity in reading practice sessions. We recognise that the development of spoken language and the enjoyment and comprehension of quality literature go hand in hand to develop a lifelong love of reading and aim to nurture and develop these attributes alongside the phonics programme.


Find out about our reading practice sessions from some of our Year 2 pupils!

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Phonics teaching spaces and resources at Reevy