School Offices: Junior: 0161 740 4696Infants: 0161 205 7131

Phonics and Early Reading

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Phonics and Early Reading


At Mount Carmel, we help your child to get ready to read and write using phonics.Children learn and practise many of the skills that they need for reading and writing from a very early age.

Your child will take part in a high quality phonics session everyday in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. These sessions are active and fun- filled with an emphasis on teaching the skills your child will need for reading and writing. The programme that we use to help us to plan and teach high quality phonics sessions is called 'Letters and Sounds'.

At Mount Carmel we use 'Collins Big Cat Phonics' and 'Bug Club Phonics'  reading books to support your child's reading journey and help your child progress from decoding words to reading fluently and for pleasure. These reading books are aligned to 'Letters and Sounds.' 

Parent workshops are hosted yearly. You can also download a copy of our phonics presentation for parents using the link below.


Videos for Parents

What is Phonics?


How to pronounce pure sounds


Files to Download

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Junior Dept: 0161 740 4696

Infant Dept: 0161 205 7131

Junior Building:

Mount Carmel RC Primary,
Wilson Road, Blackley, Manchester M9 8BG

Tel: Cheryl Holland: 0161 740 4696

Infant Building:

Mount Carmel RC Primary,
Hunt Street, Blackley, Manchester M9 8BL

Tel: Cheryl Clancy: 0161 205 7131