Information: Phonics

Phonics is an important part of the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 curriculum at Ecclesfield. Children in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 have daily phonics sessions and interventions to develop their skills in reading and writing. To support us in planning and delivering phonics lessons we use the letters and sounds document. For more information on phonics, click here

Information: The Ecclesfield Reading Zoo


If "Chunky Monkey" and "Stretchy Snake" are confusing you then you've definitely come to the right place! Many parents have asked if we can provide a digital copy of the animals we use in our "Reading Zoo" that they can print off and use at home.




The animals are a great way of reminding children about ways of dealing with unfamiliar words when they read. The animals were all drawn by children in our school and we are very proud of them. Click HERE to download a copy.



Information: Home Reading 


Reading at home is vital if children are to make progress with reading. We expect children at Ecclesfield Primary to read every day. Not only is reading a great way to relax, but it also a fantastic way of transporting yourself to alien lands, or helping you to become an expert on something. Whether you enjoy reading huge novels, magazines or even comics, there is always something to learn.




Home reading is most effective when time is set aside with no distractions. Many people choose to read just before bedtime, but this isn't a rule. It could be as soon as you get in, or even after you've had your tea.




It also helps children to talk with a grown up about what they are reading - even for the more confident readers. Take time to share your child's reading book - whether they are in Reception or Year 6




Please encourage your child to fill in their Reading Record book every time they read so that we can celebrate their achievements. The record books are also a great way of communicating with us in school.

News: Class Novels

 Click here to find out more about our class novels

News: Reading Areas

 Click here to find out more about our reading areas in school

News: Tips for Parents

 Click here to find out more about our tips for parents to support reading at home

News: Home Reading Books

 Click here to find out more about our home reading books

News: School Library

 Click here to find out more about our school library

News: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

 Click here to find out more about our wonderful reading reward scheme


News: Poet from the Peaks

Click here to learn more about our visitor

News: Dahlicious Day

On Friday 25th September it was Dahlicious Day! Each class celebrated with lots of reading and writing activities inspired by the work of Roald Dahl. The children (and staff!) came dressed as their favourite Roald Dahl character, or dressed in yellow. Click here for further information




Information: Useful Links and Resources






Sign up for FREE access to over 250 ebooks that are also tablet friendly








The website of the annual reading event








Find out contact details and opening times for our local library








This is a great website with information about the different phonics "phases" and some games that your children can play to help them learn. Most of it is FREE!








This site contains information and many fun activities based on the phonics we use in school




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