Phonics Teaching at St Anne’s Royton

At St Anne’s Primary School, early reading is taught using synthetic phonics as the main approach to reading. Pupils are systematically taught the phonemes(sounds), how to blend the sounds all through the word for reading, and how to segment the sounds in order to write words. They are taught to use their phonic skills and knowledge as their first approach to reading, but are also taught high frequency words which do not completely follow the phonic rules.

Phonics lessons are undertaken daily and children are situated within ‘Phase’ appropriate groups with extra intervention groups taking place for those who need a little extra help.  The school follows the government published programme “Letters and Sounds”. For a detailed explanation of the various phonics phases please visit:

We also use interactive resources which supports us in providing a multi-sensory approach to learning phonics and enhances the children’s learning. For more information about how to say letters using the synthetic model visit: Here you will find a video of how to pronounce the phonemes (sounds).