Mitton Manor Primary School

Mitton Manor Primary School

TEAM English

Teaching English at Mitton Manor Primary School



We use ‘TEAM English’ as a strategy for teaching English. This is taught in four phases: Try, Enjoy, Achieve, Move Forward. The amount of time spent on each phase is progressive throughout the school and may vary depending on the purpose of writing. The main themes of the writing phases are linked to a class book.


Phonics and Reading!


Letters and Sounds is the scheme our school

has chosen to teach systematic phonics to

ensure that young children are able to read and

spell words, with fluency and confidence by the

time they reach the end of Key Stage 1.


All children experience a daily lesson following the Letters and Sounds programme. This means that from very early in the Reception year, they begin to learn to read and write.

Teachers provide opportunities for them to practise and apply what they learn in other lessons.


When the children start in Early Years, we also use
the Jolly Phonics songs and actions to help us to
remember our phonemes.