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Our Lady Catholic Primary School

Our Lady Catholic
Primary School


Don't forget to look at the Reception Gallery for latest pictures of the children.

 YR Homework

See home learning packs - Packs will be updated at the beginning of every half term

Reading and Writing for YR Information

Phonics Information

The school follows the government's letters and sounds and use the Jolly Phonics scheme. The reading scheme used is primarily The Oxford Reading Tree.

Letters and Sounds Information for Parents Letters and Sounds
Actions Guide
Reading Guide for Parents

letters and sounds


Letters and sounds


reading guide


Articulation of Phonemes

Also search for ‘Mr Thorne does Phonics’ on YouTube for many video clips of introduction
and use of different sounds.

 Useful Websites for Reading and Phonics

Pie Corbett's oral retelling of The Little Red Hen:
Here is a calm song that goes through each letter in the alphabet and the sound it makes:
This is a great video to watch if you are unsure what the 42 letter sounds are, or how to pronounce them: 
This video shows you accompanying actions for each of the letter sounds: 
Cbeebies have some great tips for mark making with links to the 'get squiggling' game and video for practising letter formation: pictures/

Oxford Owl: Help your child’s reading with free tips, phonics support, free ebooks, and the latest reading news.

Phonics Play: A site packed with interactive phonics games

 Notes and Reminders

Library books, which the children bring home on a Wednesday, can be kept at home until the following Wednesday, when they should be bought back to school to change. This book is for you to read to your child and share with them. If you want to return it sooner, just hand it into one of the reception staff.

  • Can I ask that reading books and reading record books  are in children’s book bags every day just in case we call on your child to read with us. 

Thank you for your support
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to speak to a member of the reception team.