Phonics at Sacred Heart is taught rigorously resulting in the vast majority of children passing the phonics screening test in year 1. In 2016 94% of children passed the test and  this has enabled them to rapidly develop their reading skills and quickly access other areas of the curriculum.

We have devised our own phonics programme which is a combination of the ‘Letters and Sounds’ and ‘Jolly Phonics’ schemes. The lessons are taught daily to all Early Years and Key Stage 1 children and involves a range of multi sensory teaching and learning strategies.


Phonics Check Information 2017