From EYFS to Year 1 our teachers use the Letters and Sounds document to support daily phonics sessions. To view the document click the link below.

Letters and Sounds document

Link to 'Phonicsplay' website:

Link to Mr. Thorne Network great information on phonics.

Phonics is taught daily in Class 1 and Class 2 - 20 minutes for each session.


Phonics groups are organised in order to provide the best possible support for all pupils. Our phonic sessions provide daily speaking, listening, simple writing and spelling activities that are well matched to children’s developing abilities and interests. These activities draw upon observations and assessments and plan for progression and to identify children who need additional support.

At the end of Year 1, all pupils take a Phonics Screening Test.




As part of the National Curriculum 2014, formal spellings are taught from Year 1 through to Year 6.

The teaching of spelling at Stalmine is done in line with the requirements as set out by the National Curriculum 2014 English, Appendix 1 for Spelling. To view the document click the link below


Spelling Curriculum


To view the additional individual spellings for each year group please click on the relevant link below.

Year 1 Spelling lists

Year 2 Spelling lists

Years 3 and 4 Spelling lists

Year 5 and 6 Spelling lists