Sounds Write is the basis for learning phonics in the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1.

Reading Recovery levelled books predominantly PM (from level 0 to level 30) provide the backbone for developing reading skills. Children are continually assessed and move up through the levels as soon as they are ready. We encourage parents to support their children by listening to them read at home regularly.

The National Curriculum expectations are being addressed in all curriculum areas. 


Writing skills are developed through scaffolded, modelled lessons culminating once a fortnight in the opportunity to write at length to use skills that have been learnt. There is a whole school approach to handwriting and we expect children to present their work to a high standard as well as developing skills in spelling, punctuation and grammar. Monthly “Bellefield Star Writers” are awarded certificates and pens for outstanding writing.