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Hillbrook Primary School

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At Hillbrook, we have a thorough early reading and writing curriculum.  In addition to the creative curriculum, a rigorous programme of phonics is taught from Nursery – Year 2. In EYFS and KS1 phonics is taught for up to 20 minutes daily. What is learnt during these discreet teaching lessons is applied throughout the day in speaking, reading and writing, in a language rich curriculum. Children are given lots of opportunities to practise blending for reading and segmenting for spelling. 

We follow the guidance and progression set out by Letters and Sounds, a DFE publication, and use this in conjunction with a range of resources and texts produced by Read Write Inc and Oxford University Press. 'Bug Club' online materials further support children and parents in reinforcing their phonics learning at home.