Early Reading and Phonics

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At St Anne’s and St Joseph’s, high quality phonics is the prime means for how we teach children early reading, alongside our curriculum which is underpinned by quality texts and extended vocabulary. We teach phonics through an interactive, multisensory approach every day in the Early Years and KS1, following the Red Rose Letters and Sounds systematic, synthetic phonics planning programme with our very own Red Rose Rodney...

Phonic Fingers - Writing

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We use our phonics fingers to help us segment to write. 


We use sound buttons and blending hands to help us with our blending to read. 




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Opportunities for reading for pleasure include exploring our school library, our reading areas in class and reading buddy sessions where we read with other classes...

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We have a phonics area in continuous provision where children consolidate learning and continue to play games following modelling in our phonics lessons...

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St Anne's and St Joseph's
RC Primary School

Sandy Lane, Accrington
Lancashire BB5 2AN

For more information, please direct all enquiries to:

Joanne Grimshaw | School Administration Officer

01254 233019