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 2017/2018

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Thank you to everyone who donated produce, flowers or spent money at our first Harvest Enterprise F...

Six Y6 children took part in this years Primary Maths Challenge at Red House School. They ...

Paying our respects

10th Nov 2017

Hartburn Primary school was today represent by Y5 & Y6 pupils at the Remembrance Service at the...

Congratulations to our newly appointed Head Boy - Will Ferguson and Head Girl - Scarlett Laidl...