Quality phonics teaching and learning is a key priority at Hawksworth CE Primary School.

To deliver high-quality phonics teaching and learning, we use the newly developed and validated story-based SSP (systematic synthetic phonics) programme Rocket Phonics which not only focuses on the key fundamentals and alphabetic code, but also fosters a love of reading and story. The reading books within the scheme are written and illustrated by a range of authors and illustrators which are fully decodable and matched to the teaching and learning plan for phonics. In addition, the digital 'Big Books' are central to the programme. They consist of language-rich stories to teach all of the target letter sounds in context and introduce new vocabulary for discussion.

Our Rocket Phonics Programme fully complements our whole school reading scheme - Rising Stars Reading Planets

*Rocket Phonics is a validated and accredited DfE (Department for Education) phonics program. 

Parent Guide to Rocket Phonics Link