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Shibden Head Primary Academy


Secure and solid phonic knowledge and skills are fundamental to success and developing fluency in reading. At Shibden Head we follow the First Class Phonics scheme in EYFS, Year 1 and Year 2. Rapid Phonics is used as an intervention from Year 3 for those children who have not passed the phonics check by the end of Key Stage 1, this is monitored carefully by the Phonics lead. Please see documents on the links below for more detail about our phonics programme.

more about our phonics scheme.pdf


focus trust phonics statement may 2021.pdf




phonics intent implmentation impact statement.pdf


Overview of First Class Phonics

phonic skills progression r ks1 first class phonics 2022 23.pdf