Learning to read English can be a tricky business.  There are 26 letters of the alphabet, but around 44 sounds that make up our language.  Phonics (or systematic synthetic phonics, to use the full title) is a system that matches written letters (graphemes) to their sounds (phonemes).  At Bosley St Mary’s Primary School we use the Letters and Sounds scheme.


We teach phonics every day for half an hour, but it doesn’t stop there.  What we learn in phonics we use in every lesson that needs us to either read or write.  So that’s every lesson, every day.



Click here for information on the phonics phases.

Click here for some helpful websites.

Click here for phonics terminology.


Contact the School

Bosley St Mary's Primary School

Leek Road
Cheshire SK11 0NX

Our school site is wheelchair accessible. If you require any assistance, please call the school office or ring the bell on the vehicle gate on arrival.

Main Contact: Miss Stephanie Clulow (Acting Head Teacher)

Tel: 01260 223280 / 07594 164613