Primary School

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Marshgate Primary School teaches a program of synthetic phonics to enable children to begin to read and write. Daily phonics lessons are taught in Reception and year 1 classes but underpin all the principles of reading throughout the school.


When children have English as an additional language, they are also taught reading through the phonics program. When practised at home as well as in school, children soon have the skills that they need to begin reading confidently.


Please click on the link below to see how phonics can support reading.

Information for Parents: How to say the letter sounds

Confused about how to pronounce the sounds found in Read Write Inc. Phonics? Worry not - 5-year-old Sylvie is here to show you how! Use this guide to support your child when practising the sounds at home.