Spelling & Phonics

Phonics is taught daily across Reception and Key Stage One using the Letters and Sounds and Phonics Bug scheme of work.  When a child has been successful with each phase from 1 to 6, they then move on to developing their awareness of Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling, often referred to as GPS.

Children are regularly assessed so that they are working within the appropriate phonics phase.  When a child is in Year 1 (during the month of June) the undertake the ‘Phonics Screening’ assessment to determine if they are working within at least phase 5.  If they do not meet this requirement, they will retake the assessment the following year

Manston St James Primary Academy

Sandbed Lane
Cross Gates
LS15 8JH

Tel: 0113 859 2073

Registered Office:

Abbey Multi Academy Trust
c/o Chapter House
Abbey Grange Church of England Academy
Butcher Hill
LS16 5EA
Registered Company Number: 07705552