Here at Grimsargh St Michael’s, we use a consistent, systematic and vigorous approach to phonics.


We do this using the Red Rose Letters and Sounds phonics scheme to the teaching of synthetic phonics across Early Years and Key Stage 1 (and for those children who require continuity of Phonics provision in Key Stage 2).

Our Phonics Intent and Implementation here at Grimsargh St Michael’s can be found below:

Phonics Intent and Implementation

To guide our parents and carers through our phonics and reading scheme, we have devised an easy guide to see how your child’s book band links to their phonics learning in school. Our guide starts in Reception at the pink band and follows a child’s reading journey through to Year Two. 


A phonics glossary for parents is included below, as it is a really useful guide to assist with the definitions of the terms we will use in phonics. In school we use these words with the children each day within their phonics learning:

The phonics ‘sound mats’ used in school can be found below for each phonics phase: