Hutton Rudby Primary Logo School News:
November 14, 2021 Year 6 visit LondonSeptember 9, 2021 Welcome Back!
Header Image Hutton Rudby Primary Logo

Phonics & Early Reading

At Hutton Rudby Primary School, we believe that all children can and will become successful, fluent readers by the end of Key Stage 1. We will achieve this by prioritising the development of early reading through a combination of high quality systematic synthetic phonics teaching and a focus on developing a love of reading.

At our school, we follow the DfE ‘Letters and Sounds’ programme for teaching phonics.  This is a systematic synthetic phonics programme.  Children are taught to read letters or groups of letters (graphemes) by saying the sound(s) they represent (phonemes). Children can then start to read words by blending the sound together.  Children are taught to apply the skill of segmenting (breaking up) words into phonemes to spell and that blending and segmenting is a reversible process.  We do this through a dedicated teaching session each day in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 alongside integrating phonics in other activities throughout the day. The length of these teaching sessions will vary depending on the age and stage the children are working at.   

We work through six phases from Reception to Year 2.  Phonics work continues in Year 3 and beyond for children who have been identified as needing additional phonics teaching.

Letters and Sounds Programme Handbook

We have a clear expectation of children’s phonics progress term by term from Reception to Year 2. Please see below for more information on this.

Letter and Sounds Remote Teaching and Parent information from English Hubs

Below is a link to home learning resources including remote teaching clips that our English Hub School have shared with us. The remote teaching clips follow our Letters and Sounds Programme and are available to you to use to support your child at home. This can be either in the case of school absence but also as a support alongside in class teaching to ensure your child is making the best possible progress! If you have any questions about this please contact your child’s class teacher or Miss Martin at school.

Sports England
Osted Outstanding
ICT Mark
Healthy Schools
Active Mark
Arts Council
The FA

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.