Phonics & Reading

At Hartburn Primary School, we introduce phonics using the Jolly Phonics programme. Jolly Phonics is a fun and child centred approach to teaching literacy through synthetic phonics. With actions for each of the 42 letter sounds, the multi-sensory method is very motivating for children and teachers. As the children progress through the phonic stages, we use a wide range of resources to embed what they have learnt.

For more information on Jolly Phonics click here.


We use the Oxford Reading Tree reading scheme for early readers, to enable children to become fluent and confident. We also have a vast range of Tree Tops and project X books for our developing readers. Our collection contains over 800 books providing a rich and varied choice of writing styles, genres and artwork styles at every level.

For information on our reading scheme click here.

Term dates and holidays

Academic Year 2016/2017

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This is an appeal for  any Parent/Carers or Grandparents would like to volunteer in school as ...

Young Entrepeneurs

12th Jul 2017

The Y5 & Y6 Enterprise market was a fantastic success. Head over to the Gallery page to see mor...

Well done Obeid !

30th Jun 2017

Congratulations to Obeid Hussain Y6 on winning Alan Peat's International writing competition. Obeid...

Dr Paul Williams MP and Councillor Gillian Corr (IBIS) visited school today for a Q&A session w...