Mrs Catherine Parker - Head Teacher


Phonics Leader: Miss Lewis

Reading is given high priority at Broadbent Fold Primary School and Nursery; no other skill is more important than reading. It is the gateway to all other knowledge. If children do not learn to read efficiently, the path is blocked to every subject they encounter in their school years. 

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.”— Dr. Seuss, “I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!”

We are committed to teaching our pupils to become skilled readers who develop a comprehensive understanding of words, language and texts as they move through school. They learn to read and then read to learn. Our aim is to ensure that pupils develop a love of reading so that they can read for purpose and for pleasure. Moreover, reading for pleasure, often and with enthusiasm, lays the foundations for life; you interact, react, empathise and understand the tools to express yourself and interpret life. Can you remember the first book that truly 'hooked' you?  

First Class Phonics:  First Class Phonics is a complete systematic synthetic phonics programme. It provides everything that teachers need to make phonics fun and enjoyable! It promotes a multi-sensory approach to teaching and learning and provides opportunities for children to independently practice and apply their phonic knowledge to read and spell. 

First Class Phonics is innovative because it provides everything needed to deliver highly engaging, multisensory, interactive phonics teaching: ‘revisit, teach, practice and apply’ resources; planning, tracking and assessment materials… and a set of fun puppets!

First Class Phonics has a proven impact on teaching and learning, supporting children to make clear progress across each term and to meet significant milestones such as the Reading ELG and the standard required by the Phonics Screening Check.