St. Patrick's Catholic Primary School

Together we are growing in God's love

Todholes Road, Cleator Moor, Cumbria, CA25 5DG

01946 810 513

How We Teach Phonics At St Patrick's 

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We teach phonics through a multi-sensory approach called Flying with Phonics.’ Children take part in daily phonics sessions learning through fun, interactive and fast paced activities. Children learn letter names, sounds and formation through a variety of rhymes and mediums. Letters are taught in a specific order set out in the 'Letters and Sounds' document from the Dfe which enables children to create and read words as quickly as possible.

The children are taught to read words by blending, which means pushing all the sounds together to make a word. The children are taught to spell words by segmenting, which means sounding out words and writing down the sounds that they can hear.


Phonics Progression 

Phonics is taught from Reception through to Year 2 and further if the child still needs supported. Below you can see how an average child will progress through the phonics phases.

Our Phonics Organisation 

Below you can see how we structure, plan, assess and support children who are struggling.