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 'Letters and Sounds' with elements of 'Read, Write Inc'.

'Letters and Sounds' is divided into six phases, with each phase building on the skills and knowledge of previous learning.

Children have time to practise and rapidly expand their ability to read and spell words.

They are also taught to read and spell 'tricky words', which are words with spellings that are unusual or that children have not been taught yet.


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, BB11 SRF
Amourelle Leyland | Headteacher
Lindsay Wheeler |
Elizabeth Stockburn |