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Park Hill Primary School

Reach for the Stars



Literacy and Guided Reading Overview

At Park Hill, our Reading and Writing curriculum is designed to expose children to language-rich, engaging learning opportunities that support them to progress. We aim to to enable children to become literate but also to develop a love of reading, writing and using spoken language.



To teach early reading, we deliver daily Phonics lessons, following Letters and Sounds. This also supports children's spelling. Please read our Phonics Policy for more information about how we deliver Phonics.


We teach handwriting so that children can write comfortably, legibly and fluently at length. Please click on the document below to see how we teach Handwriting at Park Hill.


We use Spelling Shed to teach children in Years 1-6 how to apply spelling rules. Please click on the documents below to see which rules we teach in each year group.

Key Texts

Additionally, we have also carefully selected appropriately challenging texts from a variety of genres. These form the basis of our planning: we draw a number of writing opportunities from the key texts and teach appropriate Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar objectives as part of our learning journey.


Early Years Foundation Stage

For EYFS, please click here to see which key texts we use.


Key Stages 1 and 2

For Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, please click on the document below to read about the key texts we use, as well as written outcomes.