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Phonics First

Phonics First promotes a structured and progressive approach to the learning of reading. At Burleigh Primary School, we provide a teaching programme that embeds the fundamental skills for children to learn to read whilst promoting fluency, proficiency, understanding and, most importantly, a passion to engage in a wide selection of books and have a joy for reading that will be carried through their school life.


The teachers and their teaching style is what drives Phonics First and promotes motivation in the children learning to read.  Teachers are passionate and enthusiastic when teaching phonics, ensuring, eye-contact, interaction and collaboration are at the heart of all lessons. 



We aim for children at Burleigh to:

  • be and feel successful when reading
  • become fluent and expressive readers
  • become life-long readers
  • have equal opportunities at accessing the wider curriculum.