Phonics is recommended as the first strategy that children should be taught in helping them learn to read. Phonics runs alongside other teaching methods to help children develop vital reading skills and give them a real love of reading – hopefully for life.

At Stockham School, we follow the Letters and Sounds programme for the teaching of phonics. Letters and Sounds is a resource published by the Department for Education which consists of six phases. In our Foundation Class, this programme is also supplemented by the Jolly Phonics scheme which uses actions to support the children in remembering each phoneme.
Phonics refresher for Parents meeting: January 2017 - 23 parents attended, Thank you!
Year 1 phonics results
Year School result National
2014 75% 74%
2015 88% 77%
2016 80% 81%
Predicted to be 81%