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

School closes Friday 19th July 2019

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Children In Need 2019

7th Nov 2019

On Friday 15th November children can come to school in a Pudsey Bear T-shirt or something with stri...

Thankyou for all the donations that were sent in for our Harvest Festival.As you can see, the amoun...

Our choir were very proud to be invited to attend the Stockton Festival of Remembrance held at the ...

Using our Voices

21st Oct 2019

Hartburn representatives attended Youth Question Time on Friday at Thornaby Academy.They were given...