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Icknield Walk First School

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‘An Ofsted outstanding school’


Phonics and early reading

Phonics is used as the prime approach to teaching early reading. The Bug Club phonics program underpins our phonics teaching and the order in which we teach the sounds. However, we use a range of approaches to deliver lessons, such as activities from Letters and Sounds.  Further details of phonics teaching and provision can be found below:

Links for hearing phonemes:

Guide to pronouncing phonemes



Reading is supported by a range of reading materials, including Bug Club, Rigby Star  and Oxford Reading Tree Schemes.

Grammar and Punctuation

This is often taught as a separate subject area. The  link below explains some of the key areas of learning.


Please also look at our  Home Learning  page for ways to help younger children with writing skills.