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At Tollgate Primary school, Phonics is the entry point to all learning and not just reading. The intent of our phonics curriculum at Tollgate Primary School is to deliver a high quality understanding of Letters and Sounds through Jolly Phonics. We aim to equip our children with the skills to read and write. As a result of this children will be able to enjoy reading as a lifelong skill.

Phonics links very closely to reading and it is therefore essential that children read every day at home and in school to strengthen the understanding of reading and writing skills. We offer regular parent training sessions to help understand our Phonics program and equip parents with the skills to support their children.

Through daily teaching and regular rehearsal of Phonics skills including segmenting and blending we give our children the best chance to succeed academically. We start in Nursery using the mnemonics of Jolly Phonics to offer an engaging and memorable approach to life long reading. Have a look at our curriculum below to follow your child’s learning.