At Sacred Heart, we follow the Jolly Phonics scheme to teach synthetic phonics in Early Years and Key Stage 1. Children are taught in groups by highly trained staff and regular assessments allow for children to access appropriate teaching and interventions to develop their reading skills.
To support children in applying their phonic skills we use the Oxford Reading Tree reading scheme. These include decodable books for our early readers so that when they read them, both at home and at school, they are immediately successful; develop fluency and enjoyment of reading.
The Phonics Lead in school is Miss Ruth Whalley.