English Information


At Manor Hill we use Letters and Sounds to teach phonics in a systematic and engaging way. Children in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 receive daily taught phonics sessions, sessions are also provided for pupils requiring Phonics teaching in Key Stage 2.

Early reading is developed in Reception with the Dandelion Scheme of books, children read books matched to their Phonic ability to ensure that they are fully decodable. High frequency and common exception words are discretely taught to ensure that pupils develop their skills for reading words that are not decodable also.

As your children develop their reading skills here at Manor Hill they will then progress through our book banded reading scheme which is made up of a wide selection of texts. All children are provided with a reading book matched to their reading level and we encourage progression through each band. We recognise that reading progress is most successful when supported at home with regular reading. We ask that pupils read as often as possible with an adult at home at least three times per week.

Use Websites for Supporting Phonics At Home

Phonics Glossary

Parent S.P.a.G Guide

Questions for reading at home

10 Tips on Hearing Your Child Read


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