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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Massive well don't to our Y5/Y6 Hockey team competing in the Tees Valley Finals yesterday.164 schoo...

GDPR - 25th May 2018

18th May 2018

You may be aware that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect as of 25 May ...

Congratulations to Mr Rees and the school choir who on Friday won the Primary Schools Choir section...

Wow - we love reading !

26th Apr 2018

Thank you to the children who took part in the Usborne sponsored read/listen event. Look at the ama...