At Linton-on-Ouse Primary School and Nursery, we believe that developing good reading and spelling skills is rooted in high quality teaching of phonics; phonics is at the core of almost all children’s ability to read fluently.  All pupils in Early Years Foundation Stage and in Key Stage One receive daily phonics teaching.  We use the Dfe accredited Synthetic Systematic Phonics Programme by Essential letters and Sounds.

We endeavour to develop enthusiastic readers at a young age; we offer the pupils books that are decodable - the children have already been taught the phonemes that they need to be able to read the book. This encourages confidence as it allows the children to begin to access books quickly.  Where pupils make less than expected progress, we help them to catch up quickly through additional support sessions. 

What is Phonics?

A short film to help you understand what we mean by phonics

How to say the sounds!

This film clip will help you learn how to say the sounds correctly

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British Values at Linton-on-Ouse Primary School and Nursery

Long before the Government asked us to teach about British Values, we worked together to adopt a core set of values that bind us together.  We teach that Britain has its own Cores Values, that bind us all together as a country, and that make all that live here special.

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