Year R

Welcome to the Barley and Chickpea class page. Mrs Patrick, Mrs Hatt, Mrs Haskins and Miss Parker welcome you to year R.


Here you can find examples of the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check

At Wellstead Primary School we use the Letters and Sounds Phonics Programme for all of our phonics teaching.  


Letters and Sounds is a phonics resource published by the Department for Education and Skills in 2007. It aims to build children's speaking and listening skills in their own right as well as to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills. It sets out a detailed and systematic programme for teaching phonic skills for children starting by the age of five, with the aim of them becoming fluent readers by age seven.

There are six overlapping phases. The table below is a summary based on the Letters and Sounds guidance for Practioners and Teachers. For more detailed information, visit the Letters and Sounds website.

Phase Year  Group Phonic Knowledge & Skills
Phase One
Nursery/Reception  Activities are divided into seven aspects, including environmental sounds, instrumental sounds, body sounds, rhythm and rhyme, alliteration, voice sounds and finally oral blending and segmenting.
Phase Two   Reception Learning 19 letters of the alphabet and one sound for each. Blending sounds together to make words. Segmenting words into their separate sounds. Beginning to read simple captions.

Phase Three 

Reception The remaining 7 letters of the alphabet, one sound for each. Graphemes such as ch, oo, th representing the remaining phonemes not covered by single letters. Reading captions, sentences and questions. On completion of this phase, children will have learnt the "simple code", i.e. one grapheme for each phoneme in the English language.
Phase Four 
Reception No new grapheme-phoneme correspondences are taught in this phase. Children learn to blend and segent longer words with adjacet consonants, e.g. swim, clap, jump.
Phase Five 
Year 1 Now we move on to the "complex code". Children learn more graphemes for the phonemes which they already know, plus different ways of pronouncing the graphemes they already know.

Visit the Department for Education and Skills website to view the 'Letters and Sounds - Principles and Practice of High Quality Phonics'documentation.


PhonicsBugClubLogoWe support our teaching of phonics with bug club teaching tools, reading books and phonics e-books to give your children a firm, fun foundation in phonics with a complete phonics programme that's proven to raise reading standards. KS1 children have a unique log in code to allow them to enjoy reading and collecting bug club points. Visit the Active Learn website to find out more.


At Wellstead we use the series of 'Oxford Reading Tree' books to support reading. Biff, Chip and Kipper are loved by millions of children and are frequently ranked in the top ten of children's favourite characters.

Created by Roderick Hunt and Alex Brychta, these stories are guaranteed to hook your children into reading as they follow Biff, Chip and Kipper on their magical adventures. Not only that, they are perfectly matched to the new National Curriculum too!


  • Packed full of humour, drama, detailed illustrations and endearing characters to motivate every child
  • Perfect for the new National Curriculum
  • Carefully levelled to make sure every child makes real progress with their reading
  • Packed full of support, including revised notes to help with reading at home

Take a look for yourself at these links...


These documents highlight the end of year expectaions in maths, for each year group.

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Religious Education (Knowledge and Understanding of the World)

At Wellstead, Religious Education is taught in accordance with the legal requirements of the Education Act and the 2016 agreed syllabus for Hampshire, known as 'Living Difference III'

Children encounter simple concepts which are particularly appropriate for each stage in their development, such as celebrations. Wherever possible we use first hand experience as a stimulus for learning.

Our 'Religious Education Policy' can be read here.