Higher Openshaw Community School

Together We Learn



Saunton Road, Manchester, Lancashire M11 1AJ

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Our school promotes a love of reading.  Both reading for knowledge and reading for pleasure.  We provide a print rich environment for all of our pupils.

In our school, phonics is taught across EYFS and KS1 as well as in intervention sessions across KS2. In KS1 we do this using the Read Write Inc programme of study.


Across EYFS & KS1, children have daily phonics lessons which they enjoy. Each session is broken up into different parts including: revision of previous sounds taught, teaching of a new sound, reading words with the new sound and writing them.  Children who have not completed the programme continue in KS2 in streamed groups.