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Lordsgate Township Church of England Primary School

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Phonics and early reading


At Lordsgate Church of England Primary School we follow Lancashire Red Rose Letters and Sounds.  We believe becoming fluent and comprehensive readers is the key to accessing learning across the whole curriculum. Phonics lessons are taught from EYFS, throughout KS1 and conclude when the children are confident, fluent and skilful readers and writers. Teachers plan using a rigorous assessment and progression of phonics and deliver discrete daily sessions that are multisensory and engaging. Opportunities to apply their 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.
  • Decodable Reading Books that are matched specifically to the child's knowledge.


Our Phonics subject lead is: Mrs Stokes

Teaching and Learning Phonics and Reading EYFS at Lordsgate

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Teaching and Learning Phonics Year 1 at Lordsgate

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