​Sir Edmund Hillary Primary School

English at SEH


We teach phonics based on the Letters and Sounds system, complemented by other resources such as Jolly Phonics.


We are passionate about reading and want every child to become an avid and critical reader of books in and out of school. We expect all children to read for twenty minutes at home every day.

Children’s bedrooms and routines therefore need organising for this;  bedrooms- as this is usually the best place to read before sleeping (certainly do not have televisions, computers and gaming consoles, phones in children’s bedrooms (see e-Safety advice).  A simple bookshelf by a child’s bed with a range of fact & fiction books for them to browse & entertain themselves with is ideal.

We use a mixture of schemes whilst ever the children are building stamina and fluency in reading, but all our reading stock is graded so that children have success within their confidence band.