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Thorpe Lea Primary School

'A dedicated community working together, nurturing a safe, happy school where all children can achieve their potential'


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Reading and Writing at Thorpe Lea Primary


At Thorpe Lea, we aim to ensure that all children foster a love of reading and writing. To do this, we teach English through dedicated 'English' lessons across the school, as well as continuously developing the skills across other areas of the curriculum.


Phonics plays a huge part in the children's reading and writing skills and is discretely taught at a very young age in nursery through songs and rhymes, with more formal phonics being taught when entering the main school in Reception. Within these phonics lessons, children are taught the 42 graphemes and their corresponding phoneme. The school follows the Read, Write Inc Scheme of Work. Further details on this can be obtained from the Key Stage 1 Phase Leader