Phonics at Newfold.

Here at Newfold, phonics is taught on a daily basis through ‘Letters & Sounds’ by the staff in the EYFS and Key Stage 1. The teachers supplement their teaching by using an interactive program called ‘Phonics Play’ which covers the 6 stages. When the children reach the final stage they also gain access to ‘Spelling Play’.

In addition to the discreetly taught phonic sessions, the reading schemes that are used are:

Read, Write, Inc

Oxford Reading Tree – Phonics.


To develop their reading further, our ‘Home Readers’ are banded and include a wide selection of independent authors and a collection of schemes including:

Project X

Dandelion Readers

Collins Big Cat

Sunshine Spirals

Flying Boot

Oxford Reading Tree

Nelson New Way

Nelson Open Door

PM Starters

Rigby Star Plus