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Supporting Phonics

At Penn Wood, children in Reception are following the StoryTime Phonics programme, which follows the Department for Education’s ‘Letters and Sounds’ resource.  StoryTime Phonics is an inspiring programme, teaching sounds in a lively, engaging, multi-sensory way, through real story books. Phonics lessons are taught whole-class, raising expectations for all children, in line with our Mastery approach to learning.


Children in Year 1 and above are following the Read, Write, Inc. Phonics programme.  

For more information on our approach to early reading, please see our Early Reading policy.

Rising Stars parents' guide to reading with your children at home.

The guide is also available in a range of languages:

Phoneme pronunciation guide


Children find it easier to learn to read and spell if they are taught pure sounds.

Watch the video below to see and hear how to pronounce each of the sounds correctly.

Our Reading Schemes:


Oxford Reading Tree

Songbird Phonics

Storytime Phonics

Read Write Inc Phonics

Rising Stars Reading Planet

Bug Club

Project X

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