Girlington Primary School

Girlington Primary School


At Girlington Primary School we believe that it is important to teach phonics in a structured way as it has been proven to be the most effective way of teaching children to read.

Phonics is particularly helpful to children aged 5-7.

All children in Reception and Key Stage 1 take part in a daily phonics lesson. Children in Key Stage 2 take part in a daily phonics, spelling and grammar lesson.

We begin teaching phonics in Reception using a scheme called Jolly Phonics. We also use a document called Letters and Sounds to plan our phonics lessons. Children are taught phonics in small groups so that we can ensure that your child is being taught phonics at the right pace and level for them.

Each year we run a series of workshops for parents of children in Reception so that parents can help their child at home. To find out more about these workshops please contact the school office.