At 9:10 each day, all the children in the school have a 20 minutes phonics session.

Class 1 and 2 are split into ability groups according to what phase they are currently working at.

The children play fun and lively games to make learning to read and write fun.

Our Scheme

At Hapton we use the systematic programme 'Red Rose Letters and Sounds'

The programme includes planning from Phase 2 to Phase 5 with specific daily sessions and a very rigorous approach to meet, and exceed, expectations based on 
the Early Learning Goals and the National Curriculum for Year 1.

The intent behind Red Rose Letters and Sounds is to provide a rigorous and thorough planning programme in order to strengthen the teaching and learning of 
phonics, and ensure children become enthusiastic and successful readers and writers.


At Hapton CE/Methodist Primary School we follow the 'Bug Club' reading scheme. We assess our children regularly in Phonics to make sure that the books we send home are challenging but also phonetically accurate for the phase that the child is working at.

Please speak to your child's class teacher if you would like any further information.


At the end of each half term the children are individually assessed in order for them to be placed in the correct group for their needs.

After each end of term assessment your child will bring home a phonics passport to inform you of the sounds they need to practise at home.

Hapton C of E/Methodist Primary School Manchester Road, Hapton, Burnley, BB12 5RF