Welcome toSpringhead Primary School

Welcome toSpringhead Primary School

Phonics & Reading


At Springhead, we believe that good readers, those that establish strong connections between print and meaning, starts with our children establishing links between print and sound. For us, this is non-negotiable, because it is how our alphabetic writing system works.  

We have adopted a multi-scheme approach to reading to allow children to develop the confidence to know that they can read any book. The reading schemes that we use in school are as follows, 

  • Jelly and Bean 
  • Song Birds 
  • Bug Club 
  • Oxford Reading Tree
  • Project x
  • Rising Stars
  • Collins Big Cat



At Springhead Primary School we believe in making phonics a practical and hands-on experience to appeal to all of our learners and to ensure maximum success for all. 


As a school we teach each sound in the order that is stated in the Letters and Sounds programme. We link an action to each sound by using the Jolly Phonics actions. For single letter sounds we also use the letter writing rhymes from Ruth Miskin's Read Write inc. scheme to help the children to visualise each letter shape as they write them.