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The importance of valuing others, listening to different viewpoints, taking care of belongings, manners, appreciating the diversity which exists in our community and beyond


The determination to reach the highest standards, every day.


The desire to grow and develop, achieving the best for ourselves and each other.


The knowledge that working with others, asking for help when needed and supporting others to develop are the foundations of growth.


The importance of joy in what we do, discovering our strengths and using them.


The subject leader for Phonics is Miss Shakeel

At Irk Valley Community School we use the Government approved Letters and Sounds scheme for teaching Phonics. To support our teaching of Phonics we also use the Phonics Play website and Jolly Phonics.

We also use other website to support our phonics teaching such as Jolly Phonics, Phonics Play and Phonics Bug.

Click on the links below to see:

Year 1 Phonics Screening

The children take part in the government's Phonics screening. All children in Year 1 are given a phonics test, looking at the children's ability to read phonemes and distinguish real words from non words.


This academic year the Year 1 Phonics Screening will take place in June 2020.


For the academic year 2018 - 2019 85% of our Year 1 pupils achieved the national expected level in Phonics.