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We are currently updating our curriculum pages.

For any further information regarding the school curriculum, please contact the phase leaders Mrs K Pullan (KS1) and Miss L Bamford (KS2).


Reading at Lakeside

At Lakeside reading is a key part of the English curriculum. Reading is happening all the time in the classroom. It is taught in specific reading and English lessons, but children are constantly practising their reading skills in the wider curriculum. Please read more about why reading is important to your child’s curriculum here


Phonics Teaching at Lakeside

In Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 phonics is taught as a discrete subject for 20 minutes before lunch, every day.

Children have the opportunity to work through the phonic phases from Phase 1, which teaches children to tune into sounds and explore sound through song, to Phase 6 which teaches grammatical rules such as past tense and the use of suffixes. Later phonics phases will integrate teaching for the new SPAG (Spelling, punctuation and grammar) test which has been introduced at the end of Year 2.

A typical phonics lesson will include:

  • Review: practising previously learned letters, sounds and tricky words; practising blending (reading) and segmenting (writing).
  • Teach: learning new letters, sounds and tricky words including blending and segmenting.
  • Practice: reading and/or writing the new letters, sounds and tricky words.
  • Apply: reading and/or writing the new letters, sounds and tricky words in context, e.g. within a sentence or written passage.


Please contact your class teacher if you require more specific information regarding your child or their year group.

Useful phonic websites: