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Following an update from the Department for Education regarding phonics teaching, we have moved to using the acclaimed Essential Letters and Sounds (ELS) systematic, synthetic phonics scheme to teach phonics at St. John's.


ELS is a highly engaging and rigorous phonics scheme that supports children in making quick progress to become fluent and confident readers.


Parents are invited to have a look at some of the new resources we will be using:


Presentation used by Mrs. Heer with year one parents in January 2023