At Croxteth Primary, we understand the importance of Reading. One in five 11-year-olds in England cannot read well, rising to one in three among children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Children who cannot read well at the end of primary school are less likely to succeed in secondary school and, in adulthood, are likely to earn less than their peers.

Reading unlocks the door to a world of possibilities and that is why we strongly encourage all children to be reading to an adult for 5/10 minutes each day.

Letters and Sounds

In school we use Letters and Sounds which is a phonics resource published by the Department for Education and Skills in 2007. It aims to build children’s speaking and listening skills in their own right as well as to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills. It sets out a detailed and systematic programme for teaching phonic skills for children starting by the age of five, with the aim of them becoming fluent readers by age seven. For those wanting more information about letters and sounds, please pop in to see your class teacher or keep your eye out for parent workshops which are run by teachers throughout the year.

Use the links below which take you to free resources and games which you can use with your child at home:

Phonics Play free subscription

Letters-and-sounds.com free games and resources

Letters and Sounds Handbook Government Document

How to pronounce the sounds  Youtube video link

Twinkl games and resources