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.
Year 1 phonics results
Year School result National
July 2019 Year 1  93%  82%