Halton Holegate C of E Primary School

Learning and flourishing together within the love of God.

Halton Holegate C of E Primary School,
Station Road,
Halton Holegate,


01790 752575


Our Approach To Reading


Letters and Sounds


Our school uses Letters and Sounds to teaches synthetic phonics. Children learn the 44 common sounds in the English language and how to blend them to read and spell. Phonics is taught daily in EYFS and KS1 with each lesson providing opportunities for pupils to apply their knowledge through blending and segmenting activities.

Reading is the key that unlocks the whole curriculum so the ability to efficiently decode is essential. Our school assesses the progress of all pupils and uses intervention to support pupils struggling with individual phonemes.

We also believe that reading should be an enjoyable experience and we therefore ensure with have a wide variety of reading resources to capture the pleasure of reading for everyone. Our class timetables provide regular opportunities for all pupils to be able to read for their enjoyment, outside of our reading scheme. 

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