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Irk Valley Community School

Irk Valley Community School

‘Welcome to our valley. We are proud to grow here together’


The subject leader for Phonics is Mrs Shakeel

Our approach to phonics is 'Supersonic Phonic Friends.'  This programme is a fully systematic, synthetic phonic approach ranging from the simple to the complex spellings of the alphabetic code. Supported by their Supersonic Phonic friends, this approach will ensure children develop confidence and apply each skill to their own reading and writing.


The benefits of this approach include:

  • Active engagement at all times ensuring every session is maximised, making every minute count. Fun and physical indoor and outdoors and so much more...
  • Supersonic Phonic Friends fully meets the DFE’s 16 Essential Core Criteria. It ensures commitment, consistent, creative quality first teaching of phonics across all key stages.
  • Injecting new life into phonics. Exciting, engaging and brain friendly phonics made simple and easy for teachers and children.
  • Supersonic Phonic Friends has parent workshops, activities and weekly parent newsletters for all the phases to support and carry on learning at home learning.


Please visit the website for more information and to meet the characters!

Phonics Screening Check

The children in Year 1 complete a Phonics Screening Check, every year in June.  This assesses and shows how well the child can use and apply the phonics skills that they've learnt up to the end of Year 1.