St Michael's
C.E. Primary School

Believe, Achieve, Succeed


As you know, the ability to read and write well is a vital skill for all children, paving the way for an enjoyable and successful school experience.

Children learn and practise many of the skills that they need for reading and writing from a very early age. They do this through a wide range of activities and experiences, at home and in school.

The Phonics Scheme that we use at St Michael's is Letters and Sounds.

In Early Years and Key Stage 1 Phonics is taught daily. The children in Reception and Key Stage 1 will bring home a reading book linked to the sounds they are learning in Phonics. They will also bring a challenge book. Please read these at home with your child.

Children sit a National Phonics Screening check at the end of Year 1. If the expected standard isn't met then this is re-sat in Year 2.

For more information on the way we teach phonics at St. Michael’s Primary School and for ways you can help your child read and write at home, please contact school.