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Phonics and early reading

Phonics is used as the prime approach to teaching early reading, our phonics teaching is based on the DfE publication ‘Letters and Sounds’, details of how this is achieved at Icknield Walk can be found below:

Links for hearing phonemes:

Guide to pronouncing phonemes


Reading is supported by a range of reading materials, mainly the 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 Homework and Home Learning  page for ways to help younger children with writing skills.