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Parkside Primary School, Parkside - Welcome to our school website! Please take the time to explore the website. Should you require a paper copy of any of the information on the website, please contact the school and a copy will be provided free of charge. The office hours are from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please do not call into the office if you are displaying any Covid-19 related symptoms. If your child tests positive for Covid-19 in the days immediately following the end of term, please email us at: with the following details and call 07927643262


What is Phonics?

Phonics is a way of teaching children to read. They are taught how to: 

  • Recognise the sounds that each individual letter makes 
  • Identify the sounds that different combinations of letters make eg sh and oo 
  • Blend these sounds together from left to right to make a word 
  • Children can then use this knowledge to segment and blend new words that they hear or see. 


Why Phonics? 

Research shows that when phonics is taught in a structured way – starting with the easiest sounds and progressing through to the most complex – it is the most effective way of teaching young children to read.