Camps Hill Primary School



At Camps Hill we aim to develop confident readers and writers that can decode using their phonetic knowledge. Children will develop the skills of segmenting and blending to support their reading and spelling and progress towards becoming an independent reader and writer. 



  • A whole school approach to teaching phonics
  • Discrete, engaging phonics lessons
  • A clear progression through phases
  • Clear modelling of sounds and strategies to help (sound buttons, magic fingers)
  • Support for those children who need further support 


  • No child leaves Camps Hill without passing the Year 1 screening check. Interventions are put into place early and continue into Key Stage 2 if required.
  • Reading books are correctly matched to a child's phonic level 
  • Half termly assessments through sound checks or screening checks 
  • Target Trackers used to monitor assessments and progress through phonics phases


 Year 1            

Please see below for information about the the Year 1 phonics testing taking place in June. Please note that for this academic year, Year 2 will complete this test in December 2021. 

Chells Way, Stevenage, Herts SG2 0LT

01438 233800