Carr Head Primary

Our mission statement is to prepare the children of today to flourish in the world of tomorrow through nurturing mind, body and soul.


Phonics is taught daily in the Early Years and Key Stage 1. We use elements of the Jolly Phonics scheme to support the teaching and learning of letters and sounds.

Follow the link to the Jolly Phonics website to hear the correct pronounciation of each phoneme (or sound).


Phonics skills are taught using the following sequence:


Phase 1: developing speaking and listening skills, laying the foundations for phonic work. (Nursery)

Phase 2: s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss.  Blending sounds to read words and                              captions and segmenting them to spell. (Reception)

Phase 3: j, v, w, x, y, z, zz, qu, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er.  

              Blending to read captions, sentences and questions.  Segmenting to spell. (Reception)

Phase 4: learning to read and spell words which have adjacent consonants, such as, trap, string and milk. 

             Blending and segmenting longer words.  (Reception/Year 1)

Phase 5: learning more graphemes (letters that represent sounds) and phonemes (sounds), e.g. knowing that ai, ay

              and a-e can all make the same sound. (Year 1)

Phase 6: the aim is for children to become more fluent readers and more accurate spellers. (Year 2)