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Chatburn C of E Primary School

Welcome to our School!

We're so sorry you cant come into school for a visit at the moment.

Lots of information will appear here in the coming weeks so keeping checking back!


Meet your new teacher, Mrs Fisher and have a look round your new classroom.

Here are some 'Top Tips' from our current Reception Class children about starting school !

A Letter to the children from Mrs Gardiner.

Send us your pictures of yourself and your favourite things!

My First Day at School

Help your child build an avatar then explore what the first day of school might be like by having a go at classroom activities, playing in the playground and more....

Activities and advice for parents of children starting school

Please click on the links below

Helping my child get ready for school

Hungry Little Minds : Activities and ideas for children from birth to 5

Government Guidance : Helping children aged 2 to 4 to learn at home during coronavirus

Lancashire Early Years Team :  Let's Learn at Home 1
                                                           Let's Learn at Home 2 : water play
                                                           Let's Learn at Home 3 : music
                                                           Let's Learn at Home 4 : boxes
                                                           Let's Learn at Home 5 : colour

Tiny Happy People : Helping you develop your child's communication skills. Explore the simple activities and play ideas and                                        find out about their amazing early development.


 When your child starts school, phonics becomes a big part of everyday life, transforming them from a non-reader to a child who is capable of reading fluently and hopefully spelling accurately by the end of Year 2. 

Phase 1

Early phonics teaching in nursery and at the start of Reception focuses on developing children’s listening skills.

In Phase 1 phonics, children are taught about:

  • Environmental sounds
  • Instrumental sounds
  • Body percussion (e.g. clapping and stamping)
  • Rhythm and rhyme
  • Alliteration
  • Voice sounds
  • Oral blending and segmenting (e.g. hearing that d-o-g makes ‘dog’)

Typical activities for teaching Phase 1 phonics include 'listening' walks, playing and identifying instruments, action songs, learning rhymes and playing games like I Spy.

This phase is intended to develop children’s listening, vocabulary and speaking skills.

Click here for some 'Letter and Sounds' activities you can try with your child at home.

Click here for 'Teach Your Monster to Read'.

Gaining Independence