Ashbourne Hilltop
Primary and Nursery School

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The Teaching of Phonics

At Hilltop we follow structured Phonics and Reading teaching programmes throughout the school - Phonics Play and Oxford Reading Tree. Our Phonics scheme follows the Government Letters and Sounds programme.  Children are regularly assessed and grouped according to ability.  At the end of Year 1 all children sit the National Phonics Test in line with Government procedures.

Articulation of Phonemes

A useful video clip showing the correct 'pure' pronounciation of phonemes (units of sound).



Numeracy teaching is supported by Abacus Active Learn, a programme that provides a range of interactive teaching resources linked to the 2014 National Curriculum.

Please see your class teacher if you wish your child to access the games and activities at home. He or she will be happy to provide you with your child's individual logon and password.